Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in and produce The Rules of Inheritance, based on Claire Bidwell Smith’s acclaimed memoir.
Glen Basner’s FilmNation is financing the film, to be directed by Susanne Bier, and will represent foreign rights. CAA packaged the project and will handle the film domestically. Rules of Inheritance reunites Lawrence with her Silver Linings Playbook producer Bruce Cohen. Abi Morgan will write the adapted script.
“We are thrilled to be working with the dream team of Jennifer Lawrence, Susanne Bier, Abi Morgan and Bruce Cohen. We have no doubt that this inspirational and hopeful book will be turned into an emotionally powerful movie that audiences around the world will fall in love with,” Basner and FilmNation’s Aaron Ryder said in announcing the film project.
Added Cohen: “Jennifer, Susanne, Abi and I are incredibly excited to be working on this extraordinary project together. We all believe this film can strike a deeply resonant chord with audiences, just as Claire’s riveting memoir has.”
Smith was an only child, who, over a seven-year period as a young adult, lost both her parents to cancer. While struggling to cope, she propels herself into many romances, adventures and travels in an inspirational, emotionally charged and surprisingly humorous journey that celebrates life, the people we love and lose and the discoveries we make along the way.
Jennifer Lawrence will be the first “Saturday Night Live” host of 2013.
NBC announced during tonight’s (December 15) “Saturday Night Live” that Lawrence will have her first stint as “SNL” host on the January 19 episode.
An Oscar nominee for “Winter’s Bone” and star of the blockbuster “Hunger Games” feature, Lawrence can currently be seen in “Silver Linings Playbook” in a role that has earned her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. By January 19, Lawrence will also likely have an Oscar nomination from “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Lawrence will be paired with The Lumineers on the January 19 episode. Also making their first “SNL” appearance, The Lumineers’ self-titled debut album dropped in April. They were just nominated for Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album.
You’ve heard their single “Ho Hey” on TV shows including “Bones,” “Hart of Dixie” and “The Vampire Diaries.” Coincidentally, “Ho Hey” has also been used in the trailer for “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Jennifer Lawrence is the latest Hollywood actress to have her name thrown into the ring for the “50 Shades of Grey” movie. Of course, some fans are thinking the “Hunger Games” star may have a chance to be cast as the girl next door turned vixen, Anastasia Steele, BooksnReview.com reported on Oct. 15.
While “Hunger Games” fans may love to see their heroine cast in the sexy role, it’s not likely to happen. While “50 Shades of Grey” continues to surge in popularity, the movie is becoming more anticipated than ever. Movie execs need two faces of the franchise, and Lawrence is already the face of the “Hunger Games” franchise.
This means that Jennifer Lawrence isn’t likely to be considered for the role, in addition to Kristen Stewart, who is the face of the “Twilight” franchise. However, the “50 Shades of Grey” movie still has a plethora of actresses to choose from, including Mila Kunis, who’s rumored to be front runner.
“50 Shades of Grey” fans are growing impatient while waiting for the casting announcement. Hopefully, the end result is worth the wait, or E.L. James can expect major backlash against the film.
It is being reported by the blog In Contention, a Hitfix blog that specifically covers the Academy Awards, that Warner Brothers has decided to place Anne Hathaway as a lead actress contender for ‘Dark Knight Rises’ as opposed to Supporting Actress. This way, Hathaway will no longer be competing against herself for her supporting role in ‘Les Miserables’, which many critics say she is a lock for.Many people have previously spoken up about the low probability of any Dark Knight Rises actors getting an Oscar nomination for their roles, but they did mention that if anyone had a chance, it was Hathaway for her dark and exciting performance as Selina Kyle. Prominent Oscar blogger Sasha Stone wrote on the topic of Dark Knight Rises’ chances for an acting nomination, saying, “If there is going to be one, it will most likely be [Hathaway]. True, everyone thinks ‘Les Miz’ will be her big Oscar grab, and it probably will be but — that doesn’t take away the fact that she’s still the film’s best shot at an acting nod.”However, the lead actress category is shaping up to be a tough one this year, with Jennifer Lawrence getting extremely strong buzz for TIFF’s People’s choice award winner ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, and Keira Knightley also getting strong advance buzz for her role in tragi-romance ‘Anna Karenina’. Critics mention that Lawrence is almost a shoo-in for a lock for lead, but it’s a tougher proposition for Hathaway for ‘Dark Knight Rises’. However, it’s pretty much a given that we will see Hathaway one way or another at the Oscars next February, most likely for ‘Les Miserables’.
Jennifer Lawrence has a fashionable new gig, and there’s no bow and arrow required.
Of course, the Hunger Games’ star still plans to rough it up—Katniss-style—on the big screen when Catching Fire hits theaters in November 2013, but fans will also get to see the beauty’s softer side, as she’s just been announced as the face of Miss Dior.
Lawrence will appear in the new Spring/Summer 2013 Miss Dior handbag advertising campaign, which will debut worldwide in March 2013. This collaboration marks the first time the Academy Award nominee has partnered with a luxury brand.
“It’s such a dream to represent an iconic brand that is synonymous with high fashion.” Lawrence said in a statement. “I’m so excited to be working with the fashion house and wear the new creations by Raf Simons. His most recent haute couture and ready-to-wear collections glamorously capture the modern era at Dior.”
Jennifer is following in the footsteps of past Dior beauties like Mila Kunis and Marion Cotillard, and clearly Simons believes the Winter’s Bone star is the perfect babe to represent the brand:
“Like the whole world I first discovered Jennifer Lawrence as a young action hero,” said Simons in a statement. “I was, of course, struck by her unbelievable onscreen presence in these “larger than life” movies, but I was equally impressed by her powerful portrayal of more emotional and complex characters. Her youth and her classic beauty, but also the feminine strength and complexity that she can portray at such a young age are, for me, very unique and very appealing.”
And lucky for Simmons, J.Law is already a pro at donning Dior—she recently flaunted her currently brunette locks in a goth-glam dress by the famed designer at the Toronto Film Festival.
Talk about a little Dior diva already!
Jen might be attached to a new movie called Ends of the Earth.
Jennifer Lawrence is attached to play one half of a most unusual union in Ends of the Earth, a biopic about Lydie Marland and her uncle/adoptive father/husband, oil magnate and eventual governor of Oklahoma Ernest Marland. Yes, you read that right: Lydie’s biological parents gave her up for adoption to her wealthy aunt and uncle, which her uncle later annulled so he and Lydie could marry. And that man became governor. Chris Terrio (Argo) penned the script, but no director is yet attached.
“Twilight” star Kristen Stewart is going head-to-head with “The Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence to land the lead role in an upcoming movie adaptation of acclaimed author William Styron’s first novel.
Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper has been tapped to turn 1951 book “Lie Down in Darkness” into a big screen project and both Stewart and Lawrence are desperate to be cast as the troubled main character, Peyton Loftis, a psychologically vulnerable woman who struggles to deal with her dysfunctional family in 1950s Virginia.
Production on the dark film isn’t due to begin until next year, and the two actresses have been public about their desire to portray Loftis. Stewart recently told Elle magazine,
“I want to play Peyton more than anything I can possibly taste or touch in my life. I want to play her so bad. They’re the most f**ked-up family. There’s a script adaptation… and it’s good. Two people vying for the part (of the father) are Daniel Day-Lewis and Colin Firth. Daniel would be perfect.”
Meanwhile, Lawrence has personally reached out to Cooper to convince him that she’s the right girl for the role. She tells W magazine,
“I am obsessed with that part. I have this feeling of protectiveness over characters I want to play… If someone else gets the part, I’m afraid they won’t do it right. I’m trying to write the director… to convince him that I should be in his movie. I’ll chase him if I have to. I’ll sit outside his house.”