Jennifer Lawrence has landed the leading role in the upcoming film version of beloved novel East of Eden
Jennifer Lawrence has landed the leading role in the upcoming film version of beloved novel East of Eden.
The Oscar winner is set to star in the movie adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1952 classic, which will see Jennifer reuniting with her Hunger Games director, Gary Ross, reports Deadline.
Jennifer is set to star as the evil and manipulative Cathy Ames in Nobel Prize winner Steinbeck’s tale of two warring farmer’s sons. The book will reportedly be split into two films.
Sounds like this role has second Oscar written all over it – Jo Van Fleet took home the Best Supporting Actress golden statue when she starred in Elia Kazan‘s 1955 adaptation of the book alongside James Dean.
Deadline also reports that Jennifer and director Gary Ross are trying to secure the rights to Hannah Kent‘s acclaimed debut novel Burial Rites, set in 19th century Iceland.
First up is Hunger Games: Catching Fire, coming to UK cinemas in November. So. Unbelievably. Excited.