Jennifer Lawrence Could Make The Glass Castle Adaptation Happen At Lionsgate
Jennifer Lawrence isn't just the star of the biggest movie of the year so far, but she's the biggest star ever for Lionsgate, who rocketed into big-time studio status thanks to The Hunger Games last month. And though Lawrence is busy fielding jobs from just about everywhere-- the X-Men: First Class sequel, the Hunger Games sequel, the historical drama Serena-- she may somehow make the time to stay loyal to the company that shares her fame.
According to Deadline, Lawrence is in negotiations to star in The Glass Castle, an adaptation of Jeannette Walls's memoir about her turbulent and poverty-stricken childhood. Lionsgate has just acquired the rights to the book, which was published in 2005, and you have to wonder if the timing is just because they have Lawrence interested in starring, and now think they can make some cash off a slightly dated book. Indeed, when the book was first published in 2005, Brad Pitt's Plan B had the option on the story, and clearly let it lapse. What else but Lawrence could explain this new interest?
Nothing seems to be set yet, and Lawrence clearly has plenty of other options in front of her. But she has no reason to take anything but great starring roles at this point, and this sounds like another good one for her. Without knowing any of the myriad other complicating details, it's hard not to imagine this one working out.
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