Jennifer Lawrence takes on a lighter-hearted fare from the writer and director of Good Boys and plays with conventions once again.
Late last year, Jennifer Lawrence had returned to her indie roots as she starred in an intimate character drama titled Causeway, which dealt with grief, forgiveness, acceptance, and moving on. Lawrence will be venturing into lighter-hearted material, still meant for mature audiences, but in a different manner. She is starring in the raunchy comedy, No Hard Feelings. The title is a double entendre, which plays on the concept of her character being hired to take the V-card of a socially awkward college-bound teen by his concerned parents.
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The comedy comes from Gene Stupnitsky, who had co-wrote 2011’s Bad Teacher and 2009’s Year One. He recently helmed Good Boys, which was a shake-up of an American Pie-esque movie, only this time involving younger boys, and their ultimate goal was to kiss a girl. Here, Stupnitsky once again plays with conventions in a script he co-wrote with John Phillips, who had produced Good Boys and wrote the screenplay for Dirty Grandpa.
Lawrence recently starred in another comedy with Netflix’s Don’t Look Up that came from Anchorman and Vice director Adam McKay. While the actress had been attached to blockbusters in the past such as the popular Hunger Games series, which will be releasing a prequel with The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes later this year, as well as wrapping up her character arc as Mystique in the X-Men prequel/reboots that started with X-Men: First Class, Lawrence would also star in dramas like Passengers with Chris Pratt and Mother! with Javier Bardem for Darren Aronofsky — both of which underwhelmed with critics and the box office. After films with heavy themes, Lawrence looks to be slumming with a change of pace of content, but also looks like she’s having fun doing it.
Joining Lawrence in the fray is Andrew Barth Feldman as Percy, Matthew Broderick as his father, Laura Benanti as his mother, plus Natalie Morales, Hasan Minhaj, Kyle Mooney, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Scott MacArthur, and more. Jennifer Lawrence is also on board as producer along with Alex Saks, Naomi Odenkirk, Marc Provissiero, Justine Ciarrocchi and the executive producers include John Phillips and Kerry Orent.
No Hard Feelings is scheduled to have its release in theaters on June 23.