Boardwalk Empire's Shea Whigham has signed on for David O. Russell's drama The Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.

The Silver Linings Playbook centers on Pat Peoples, the endearing narrator of this touching and funny debut, is down on his luck. The former high school history teacher has just been released from a mental institution and placed in the care of his mother. Not one to be discouraged, Pat believes he has only been on the inside for a few months--rather than four years--and plans on reconciling with his estranged wife. Refusing to accept that their apart time is actually a permanent separation, Pat spends his days and nights feverishly trying to become the man she had always desired.

No production date has been set.