Francis Lawrence to Direct Jennifer Lawrence in Cameron's 'The Dive'
Back in 2012, we heard about a project called The Dive that was going to be produced by James Cameron. The film was said to tell the fascinating true story of Francisco Ferreras and his wife, Audrey Mestre, a free-diving couple who achieved world records in reaching crazy depths with only the breath in their lungs. Mestre died in a tragic accident when she hit 557 feet and couldn't return to the surface in time. At the time Martin Campbell was slated to direct the film, but has since fallen away, and now The Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence will direct the film instead and Jennifer Lawrence will star.
The Lawrences (who aren't related at all) are fresh off finishing The Hunger Games franchise with the two-part finale of Mockingjay, and they must have really liked working together if they're looking to do it again. And with Cameron producing this film, maybe we'll see Jennifer Lawrence end up in the now delayed Avatar sequels sometime down the road. That would be a nice touch to make those sequels even bigger. The Wrap says he latest version of the script comes from Safe Haven writer Dana Stevens, but there's no indication of when production might begin, so stay tuned to see when this one will come together.
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Sounds interesting, although I think people who climb mountains, sheer cliffs, etc. and jump out of airplanes, and do this deep diving thing are a bit wacky, but they do so fine with me. I would like to know just what the 'tragic accident' was that caused her death. It ain't no accident to willingly take a breath of air and then dive down as far as you can in hopes that you can make it back to the surface. Is it? What accident occured? Did she stub her toe? Get hit by a car? Drop a rock on her foot? Or did she just, being crazy as a shit house rat, try to go too far down and couldn't make it back up? Ummmmm.....
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