He might not be spending his days playing Superman, but Henry Cavill is very busy regardless. Following his duties on Season 2 of The Witcher, he’s been filling his calendar with film work, including potentially leading the long-developing Highlander reboot and, the Enola Holmes sequel and Matthew Vaughn’s new spy franchise Argylle. Yet he’s also finding time for something smaller, with Deadline bringing word that he’ll star in the adaptation of The Rosie Project.
This is one that has been in the works for a while now, since at least 2015. Written by Graham Simison, the book tells the story of professor Don Tillman, an autistic genetics expert who never seems to be able to land a second date. He starts The Wife Project, working up a questionnaire to find the perfect partner, but is instead entranced by the free-spirited Rosie, who matches none of his criteria but might just be his soul mate.
Jennifer Lawrence was attached at one point to play Rosie, while Ryan Reynolds flirted with playing the professor. Writers and directors passing by so far have included Richard Linklater, Catastrophe’s Ben Taylor, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Steve Falk is currently the man on board to write and direct, and while we wonder if having someone who looks like Cavill needing help finding love rockets this into fantasy territory, we’re intrigued to see what he does with the role, assuming the movie comes together at last.