Jennifer Lawrence will star as one-half of a struggling couple within the reality-warping sci-fi comedy Why Do not You Love Me?

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Jennifer Lawrence is about to star as a disillusioned housewife in an adaptation of Paul B. Rainey’s Why Don’t You Love Me?

Relationships are sophisticated, and generally, figuring out methods to mend the spidering cracks of a once-solid union is tough. Are you aware what’s much more troublesome to fathom? Trying to repair that fractured relationship after realizing the fact you’re dwelling in won’t be your personal. A24 invitations you to expertise Why Don’t You Love Me?, an adaptation of Paul B Rainey’s graphic novel starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Lawrence leads the movie with On Turning into a God in Central Florida creator Robert Funke within the director’s chair. Drawn & Quarterly revealed Rainey’s graphic novel in 2023, and the ebook’s official synopsis reads:

Claire and Mark are within the doldrums of an sad marriage. She doesn’t get out of her bathrobe and chain-smokes whereas slumped on the sofa. Mark has misplaced monitor of the times and might’t get the youngsters to high school on time. They’ve misplaced curiosity in household and order in pizza and Chinese language meals each evening. Mark sleeps on the sofa and has bother remembering his son’s title. He looks like a fraud at work however someway succeeds. Claire stalks an ex-boyfriend. How may he have left her to this life?

Claire and Mark are each stricken by the concept that is all a dream. Didn’t they’ve totally different lives? When experiences of an imminent nuclear conflict come on the radio, the reality begins to daybreak on them: this isn’t the life they selected.

Why Don’t You Love Me? is a pitch-black comedy about marriage, alcoholism, melancholy, and mourning misplaced alternatives. Paul B. Rainey has created a hilariously terrifying alternate actuality the place confusion and ache may lead folks to make unhealthy selections but additionally finally freedom…possibly.

Along with her starring function, Lawrence produces alongside Justine Ciarrocchi for Glorious Cadaver, the banner behind the crowd-pleasing comedy No Onerous Emotions. Fittingly, Midsommar filmmaker Ari Aster will produce Why Don’t You Love Me? Lars Knudsen and Emily Hildner of Sq. Peg additionally produce, with Rainey as an government producer.

Drawn & Quarterly is a powerhouse writer within the graphic novel area, with page-turners like Geese: Two Years within the Oil Sands, Gleem, So Lengthy Unhappy Love, A Witch’s Information to Burning, Roaming, Offshore Lighting, and Blankets as part of their in depth library. A24 is the proper studio to assist adapt D&Q’s penchant for printing unforgettable indie titles, and with Jennifer Lawrence on board, I don’t see how anybody can miss this adaptation of Rainey’s Why Don’t You Love Me?

Concerning the Writer

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He began with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, earlier than launching the companion YouTube collection Animation Motion pictures Revisited. He is additionally the host of the Speaking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio present specializing in comedian books, movie, music, and extra. You will hardly ever catch him with out headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.

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