Jennifer Lawrence Will Produce And Star In A24 Graphic Novel Adaptation Why Don’t You Love Me?

Jennifer Lawrence

by Jordan King |
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Having just set her second Apple x A24 collaboration, reality TV inspired murder-mystery The Wives, Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence is gearing up to work with A24 again already. Today, the company behind Everything Everywhere All At Once and Civil War announced that they've optioned the rights to Paul B. Rainey's 2023 graphic novel Why Don't You Love Me?, with Lawrence set to star and produce, and Robert Funke (On Becoming A God In Central Florida) on script duties.

Presented in an old-fashioned, newspaper style black-and-white strip format, Rainey's graphic novel follows unhappily married couple Claire and Mark. She's depressed, he's anxiety-addled, and at the head of every page the question repeats: Why don't you love me? It's a well observed if pretty grim take on modern life throughout its first half, but a killer Hail Mary of a twist mid-way through (no spoilers here!) leaves you reassessing everything that's come before. As pairings of source material and production banner go, Why Don't You Love Me? and A24's is, ironically, a marriage made in heaven.

It's unclear as of yet what role Lawrence will play, though Claire seems most likely, and there's no news to share as of yet who'll play Mark or the couple's neglected kids. At this time, we've also got no release or shooting info to share either, though we'll give it to you just as soon as we get it. What we do have however is a great graphic novel, a writer who knows his way around some dark comedy, and the powerhouse that is Jennifer Lawrence aboard to lead. Honestly, what's not to love?

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