Jacki Weaver Eyes The Silver Linings Playbook

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Jacki Weaver is the latest name to be in talks to join The Silver Linings Playbook, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.

Set to be directed by David O. Russell, the film will adapt Matthew Quick’s novel, officially described as follows:

Pat Peoples, the endearing narrator of this touching and funny debut, is down on his luck. The former high school history teacher has just been released from a mental institution and placed in the care of his mother. Not one to be discouraged, Pat believes he has only been on the inside for a few months––rather than four years––and plans on reconciling with his estranged wife. Refusing to accept that their apart time is actually a permanent separation, Pat spends his days and nights feverishly trying to become the man she had always desired.

Weaver, best known for her Oscar-nominated turn in Animal Kingdom, would play Peoples’ mother. She’ll join Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.

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