Oscar-nominated actress Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) is in talks to join the cast of The Silver Linings Playbook for The Weinstein Company.

The story centers on Bradley Cooper's character, a former high school teacher who was sent to a mental institution for depression. After his release from the mental health facility, he goes on a quest of self-discovery to find the silver linings in life. Jacki Weaver will play Bradley Cooper's mother, who takes care of her son after his release. Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro have already signed on for The Silver Linings Playbook.

David O. Russell is directing The Silver Linings Playbook, working from the script he adapted from Matthew Quick's novel of the same name. Production is scheduled to start later this fall.