Jennifer Lawrence for The Silver Linings Playbook

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This 2012 David O. Russell-directed flick, based on the novel of the same name by Matthew Quick, tells the story of a former teacher who, after spending four years in a mental institution, moves back in with his mother and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence star in the lead roles, with Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Julia Stiles, and Chris Tucker playing supporting parts.
July 21st, 2011

Jennifer Lawrence will star in 'The Silver Linings Playbook'.

The 21-year-old actress has signed on as the female lead in the movie, which is based on a novel by Matthew Quick and will also star Mark Wahlberg

The film tells the story of a clinically depressed man called Pat who is released from a mental hospital after a number of years, and formulates a story about "silver linings" and how his estranged wife Nikki will come back to him.

Jennifer is set to play Tiffany, the very attractive widowed wife of his best friend Ronnie and she begins to secretly pursue and mentor him as the two work to put their lives back together.

'The Hunger Games' star has beaten a host of actresses including Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Andrea Riseborough and Olivia Wilde to win the highly-coveted role.

David O. Russell - who worked with Mark on 2010 movie 'The Fighter' - will direct the film.