Adam B. Vary
August 02, 2011 AT 11:49 PM EDT

EW has confirmed that Mark Wahlberg has dropped out of The Silver Linings Playbook, the adaptation of the Matthew Quick novel that The Fighter director David O. Russell is directing this fall. The silver-lining? Bradley Cooper is back in the mix, negotiating for the role of an ex-high school teacher living with his mother after a stay in a mental hospital. The Hunger Games‘ Jennifer Lawrence would play an eccentric neighbor. (Deadline first reported this story.)

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