Jennifer Lawrence to Star In and Produce ‘Rules of Inheritance’ (EXCLUSIVE)
FilmNation projects marks Oscar-winner’s first producing gig
Continuing to fill her slate with a mix of prestige and commercial projects, Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star and produce “Rules of Inheritance” for FilmNation.
Susanne Bier will direct with Abi Morgan penning the script.
Story is based on Claire Bidwell Smith’s powerful and honest memoir about a young woman who loses her family but finds herself in the process. Besides Lawrence, Bruce Cohen will also produce.
FilmNation’s EVP, Worldwide Production Allison Silver brought the project into FilmNation, which negotiated its deal with CAA. CAA will also package the project and represent the film’s domestic distribution rights.
The project would be the first film Lawrence would produce who after a whirlwind 2012 with huge success at the box office with “The Hunger Games” and an Oscar on “Silver Linings Playbook,” Lawrence is now looking for a little more creative control on the projects she is involved in.
She can be seen next in Lionsgate’s “Catching Fire” and Sony’s “American Hustle.” She is repped by CAA and attorney’s Gretchen Rush and Steven Warren.
The countdown to “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” continues. More photos and cast interviews make their way into public hands, offering fans an inside look at the rapidly approaching sequel.
In the most recent interview with Jennifer Lawrence at Cannes Film Festival, the young starlet revealed some new Katniss Everdeen spoilers to help fuel the excitement. Lawrence touched upon the state of the capitol, how it will be further explored in the sequel, Katniss’s life, and the challenges that lay ahead for the young warrior from District 12. She also took the time to shed some love for her fellow co-stars.
“Amazing… All of these people are my friends and I love them,” Lawrence said when commenting on her stay at Cannes. “So it’s really fun.”
“This movie is visually huge and stunning and we dive a little deeper in the Capitol,” she added. “We’re back in Katniss’s life as she’s trying to piece her life back together after the games. The stakes are a lot higher in this one.”
Lawrence isn’t the only one featured in the interview. Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) also makes an appearance.
3. Jennifer Lawrence
Biggest accomplishment this year: Winning the Academy Award for Best Actress, for Silver Linings Playbook
At this point, we’re all living in Jennifer Lawrence’s world. The 22-year-old has become one of the most sought-after names in Hollywood, winning an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook and being named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World this past April. She’s attached to a number of upcoming projects, most notably the first Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, which is slated for release in November of this year. She also had a hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, proving that she is certainly not above making fun of herself.
I know it hasn’t been that long since the last layout but I just needed something else. This is the layout I actually made for the anniversary. It’s one of my fav scenes from the movie. Hope you like it.
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‘Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson to Star In and Produce ‘Ape’ (Exclusive)
Miguel Sapochnik (“Repo Men”) will direct from a script by Jon Johnstone
After conquering “The Hunger Games,” Josh Hutcherson is set to star in the dark psychological thriller “Ape” for Atomic Owl Pictures and JetLag Productions.
Miguel Sapochnik (“Repo Men”) will direct the film from a script by newcomer Jon Johnstone.
Bree Herzog is producing for Atomic Owl along with JetLag’s Hutcherson, Michelle Fightmaster and Ric Beddingfield. ICM Partners will handle worldwide rights.
“Ape” is a dramatic tale of a young man’s struggle with mental illness, love and a deep-rooted family secret.
“We strongly believe in the global appeal of this project and we’re excited to work with Bree Herzog and team” said Hutcherson. “‘Ape’ is a passion project for us and to see it get made would truly be a dream come true.”
“Josh is a tremendously talented and versatile actor who has already had an exciting career with roles spanning from blockbuster franchises such as ‘The Hunger Games’ to award-winning independent films like ‘The Kids Are All Right.’ We couldn’t be happier to be collaborating with Josh and JetLag Productions on ‘Ape,’” said Herzog, whose Atomic Owl banner is also developing Pamela Ribon’s script “Thank You For Being a Friend.”
Hutcherson is currently in Panama filming the Pablo Escobar drug drama “Paradise Lost” with Benicio Del Toro. He’ll soon be seen reprising his role as Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which is screening footage at Cannes.
Hutcherson is represented by ICM Partners, manager Ric Beddingfield and attorney Adam Kaller. Sapochnik is repped by WME, Casarotto Ramsay and attorney Warren Dern. Johnstone is repped by Paradigm and Principal Entertainment LA. Herzog is repped by attorney Ryan Nord.
Source: The Wrap