Phil Lord and Chris Miller are rare for having huge success in both the live-action and animation arenas. It’s allowed them to have an incredible year where The Lego Movie grossed $468 million worldwide, while 22 Jump Street made $324 million.
Now they’re plotting future moves, with Deadline reporting that they’re circling The Rosie Project.
Based on Graeme Simison’s novel, the movie is about genetics professor Don Tillman, who may have Asberger’s Disease. Unfortunately for him, he’s never had a second date, so he sets off on what he calls The Wife Project, which involves a questionnaire to find a non-smoking, non-drinking female who will fit with his lifestyle.
Unsurprisingly his attempt to find such a perfectly compliant woman goes wrong when he meets a woman named Rosie, who fits none of his criteria but may be the right match for him.
Miller and Lord recently met with the film’s screenwriters, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. They’re apparently very interested but won’t fully commit until a completed script is ready.