Julia Stiles and Chris Tucker Get Roles in ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’

Chris TuckerChris Tucker has been in only three movies since 1998. And they were the three Rush Hour movies. I don’t know what to take away from that. But it does mean that The Silver Linings Playbook must be a real special script…or, at least one with a surprising amount of people not understanding the words that are coming out of other people’s mouths. Either way, Chris Tucker is in. But he’s not the only one: Julia Stiles is in, too.

Now, I have always been on Stiles’ side. Primarily for 10 Things I Hate About You. She sort of lost a little of my faith in the fifth season of Dexter, but…everybody gets a freebie. She was still in 10 Things I Hate About You. Nothing can ever change the fact that she was in 10 Things I Hate About You. So, no matter what happens, I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Julia Stiles. Because of 10 Things I Hate About You.

The Silver Linings Playbook is a film by director David O. Russell. His most recent, and most prominent success came from directing The Fighter, but he’s been around for a while: he is also responsible for Three Kings, Flirting with DisasterI ? Huckabees (which I loved, for some reason), and the incredibly disturbing Spanking the Monkey. DOR’s new story will follow a hapless school teacher (Bradley Cooper) who, after splitting from his wife, loses it and ends up in a psychological institution. He is released into the custody of his mother (kinda like the male-Imogen…which makes it male-awesome) and decides to win back his wife. However, he becomes taken with another woman in the process: a paricularly unstable woman (Jennifer Lawrence).

Julia Stiles (of 10 Things I Hate About You) will play the role of Jennifer Lawrence’s sister, while Chris Tucker will play the fast-talking cop with a stoic partner adept in martial arts.

Source: Deadline