Jennifer Lawrence will appear in “Dumb and Dumber To” starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. The Hollywood Reporter reveals the “Silver Linings Playbook” is filming a secret cameo as the young version of Kathleen Turner’s character.
Lawrence reportedly has visited the set in Atlanta, Georgia. She happened to be nearby filming the last two installments of “The Hunger Games” series, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2“, back to back.
The Oscar-winning actress made no secret of her love for the cult comedy. The “Winter’s Bone” star shared on a recent “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” appearance, “I know every word to ‘Dumb and Dumber’, ‘Step Brothers’ and ‘Anchorman‘.”
Aside from getting an extra boost from Lawrence, the upcoming sequel also adds Rob Riggle to the pack. The “21 Jump Street” actor gets a double part of playing twins, a handyman named Travis and his unstable brother Captain Lippencott.
In the next movie, Carrey and Daniels are back as dimwitted duo Lloyd and Harry. They set out on another adventure after receiving a letter from their former flame (Turner) saying that one of them is the father of her child, and that the kid needs a kidney transplant.
The Hunger Games actress is set to appear in East Of Eden and Burial Rites.
Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in two literary adaptations – John Steinbeck’s seminal 1952 novel East Of Eden and Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites, both of which will be directed by Gary Ross, an individual familiar with the Hunger Games star’s plans has told TheWrap.
East Of Eden is set up at Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment now that the studio and producer Brian Grazer have finalised a deal with Steinbeck’s estate. Ross is a big fan of the novel, and while he has flirted with the ambitious idea of telling Steinbeck’s epic story over the course of two films, a studio insider tells TheWrap that the adaptation is currently planned as one movie.
Elia Kazan directed a 1955 adaptation that starred James Dean and Richard Davalos as brothers who compete for the attention of their father.
The project will be developed for Lawrence, who would play the boys’ mother, though audiences may fear that the 23-year-old Oscar winner is too young for the role of Cathy Ames.
As for Burial Rites, Lawrence would play a woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829, back when men scoffed at the notion of women committing violent crimes. CAA and producer Allison Shearmur will begin shopping the project to studios next week. Of course, both of these movies will spend years in development, as Ross is currently focused on casting Disney’s Peter And The Starcatcher.
It remains unclear whether Ross will use a previously adapted screenplay by Paul Attanasio for East Of Eden, or whether he’ll hire a new writer. He could also choose to rewrite the script himself.
Meanwhile, Lawrence is plenty busy of herself, with two more Hunger Games sequels on her schedule. She’s also attached to star in Chris Terrio’s script The Ends Of The Earth, the Jeanette Walls memoir The Glass Castle and Susanne Bier’s FilmNation drama The Rules Of Inheritance.
Source: The Star
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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.