The New York Film Critics announced the winners of their 2013 Circle Awards on Tuesday. The winners are voted in by members of New York’s newspapers, magazines and online media outlets, and are thought to be Academy Award straw polls by some. “American Hustle” and Jen grabbed 3 of them!
Best Picture: American Hustle
Best Screenplay: American Hustle
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is gearing up for a new round of re-shooting. According to 20th Century Fox, the cast and crew will return to Montreal, Canada for some additional scenes in the coming weeks. There’s no word just yet as to which stars are making the trip, though Colossus actor Daniel Cudmore has already tweeted about going back to Canada.
She’s been busy promoting her forthcoming flick “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, but Jennifer isn’t content to remain solely an actress. For her next project “The Glass Castle”, she will serve as both a star and a producer, though she’s still a bit apprehensive about the new title.
“I don’t know if I will be any good, but I’m trying it. So far I am not sure if I am because I am very instinctual, but not very verbal. But producing is something that I have really wanted to do.”
Jen credits her mom with getting her interested in the film adaptation by suggesting she read the novel.
“My mother is like the lucky charm with these kinds of things. She read ‘Winter’s Bone’ and ‘Hunger Games’ and when I read ‘The Glass Castle’ I thought it was amazing, so we found Gil Netter, the producer who had the rights to (the book). He and I started talking and now we are developing. We have a director and a writer and it’s getting going.”
Jennifer and Gary Ross have both signed contracts to work on a new version of John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden”. According to Deadline, they will bring back their winning “Hunger Games” chemistry for a two-part reboot of the classic flick, based on the story of Cain and Abel.
And when the “East of Eden” gig is done, Jennifer and Gary will begin work on an adaptation of the recently-published “Burial Rites”. Per the synopsis
“In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait out the time leading to her execution on the farm of District Officer Jón Jónsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoids speaking with Agnes.”
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.