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Could 'Silver Linings Playbook' become a TV show?

The Weinsteins certainly think so.

Could 'Silver Linings Playbook' become a TV show?

This undated publicity film image provided by The Weinstein Company shows Bradley Cooper playing Pat Solatano in a scene from the film, "Silver Linings Playbook." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, JoJo Whilden)
This undated publicity film image provided by The Weinstein Company shows Bradley Cooper playing Pat Solatano in a scene from the film, "Silver Linings Playbook." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, JoJo Whilden) AP

Get ready for your close-up (again), Delco. "Silver Linings Playbook" might become a TV show.

At least that's what mega movie producer Harvey Weinstein thinks. In a recent New York Times piece about his movie production company, the Weinstein Company, expanding into TV, Weinstein named-checked "Silver Linings Playbook" as a possible television option. Presumably, the show will take place after the events of the film.

Based on Matthew Quick's eponymous debut novel, the Philly-shot "Silver Linings Playbook" focused on bipolar, mega-Eagles fan Pat Solitano, navigating life after he's released from a mental institution. The film netted eight Oscar nominations, including a win for A-list It Girl Jennifer Lawrence, and boost of acting legitimacy for Rydal-raised Bradley Cooper.

Cooper is no stranger to adapting his work into television. He's currently on-board with an adapatation of his similarly Philly-shot thriller "Limitless."

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Considering stars Lawrence, Cooper and Robert De Niro are most likely preoccupied, who should fill in? Sam Rockwell could do the frantic side of Pat well, while I think Brie Larson from "The United States of Tara" and the excellent "Short Term 12" could be a nice Lawrence proxy. Leave your ideas in the comments!

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