Jennifer Lawrence to produce and star in adaptation of ‘Burial Rites’

In 2014, we first heard that Jennifer Lawrence was attached to the movie adaptation of Hannah Kent’s Icelandic drama, Burial Rites, to be directed by The Hunger Games alum Gary Ross. Now, the project has been taken over by TriStar Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures, with Jennifer set to produce. Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) will direct. Burial Rites follows the historically true crime surrounding Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the … Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence to produce and star in adaptation of ‘Burial Rites’

Review + UK/Ireland Giveaway: 'Burial Rites' by Hannah Kent (adaptation to star Jennifer Lawrence)

The Hunger Games duo Jennifer Lawrence and Gary Ross are teaming up once again to adapt Hannah Kent’s Icelandic drama Burial Rites. Burial Rites is historically based on Agnes Magnusdottir, the last criminal to be publicly executed in Iceland. Agnes was convicted of killing her employer, possibly lover, and a friend, along with two others. One of the convicts was executed alongside Agnes and the other was exiled. Agnes … Continue reading Review + UK/Ireland Giveaway: 'Burial Rites' by Hannah Kent (adaptation to star Jennifer Lawrence)

Jennifer Lawrence and 'The Hunger Games' director Gary Ross reteaming for 'East of Eden'

Katniss Everdeen actress Jennifer Lawrence is re-uniting with The Hunger Games director Gary Ross for a re-make of the 1955 movie, East of Eden. Jennifer will take on the role of Cathy Trask for the new adaptation. Based on John Steinbeck’s classic novel, the original movie starred the legendary James Dean who won the first posthumous Oscar for the movie. Deadline reports that the book is Ross’s … Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence and 'The Hunger Games' director Gary Ross reteaming for 'East of Eden'