Robert De Niro is in the early stages with director David O. Russell for a role in his adaptation of THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. Originally a novel by Matthew Quick, the screenplay, also written by Russell, follows a delusional former high school teacher (Mark Wahlberg) who is released from a mental institute into the custody of his mother. After being away for more than four years, he attempts to win over his ex-wife. Russell is also set to produce with Michelle Raimo-Kouyate. Angelina Jolie us also in talks to join the picture.
The Hollywood veteran can be seen later this year in “Killer Elite” the Gary McKendry-directed actioner, also starring Jason Statham.
De Niro is repped by CAA.