Jennifer Lawrence Heads to 'The Ends of the Earth' for Period Drama
by Ben Pearson
August 6, 2012
Ever since her breakout performance in 2010's Winter's Bone, Jennifer Lawrence has been living the best kind of Hollywood dream. She earned an Oscar nomination for her work, and has been in the enviable position of balancing big budget tentpoles (The Hunger Games and X-Men franchises) with medium-sized dramas (the upcoming Silver Linings Playbook) and smaller independent films (Drake Doremus' Like Crazy). Now Lawrence is in talks to star in The Ends of the Earth, which is hailed as an epic love story based on true events, for The Weinstein Company. Will this be her next chance to snag the coveted award?
Written by Argo scribe Chris Terrio, the story follows a 54-year-old oil tycoon named Ernest Marland, who ended up marrying his adopted daughter Lydie (Lawrence) after getting the adoption annulled. But don't squirm too much just yet - there's no weird incest stuff going on here, as Lydie helped her husband incorporate social issues of the day into his work and became quite the socialite in the process. The main conflict of the film comes when Ernest's business comes crashing down in another timely metaphor for our current economic troubles.
Lawrence also has the suspense thriller House at the End of the Street coming up later this year, so she's certainly staying in demand with her busy schedule. We'll have to wait and see who steps behind the camera for this one since there's no director attached yet, and whether Lawrence will be able to slip this project in her schedule between all of her upcoming sequels. Thoughts?