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It’s good to be Jennifer Lawrence. The formerly unknown actress has blown up in just a few short years, with indie cred by way of “Winter’s Bone”, a blockbuster hit under her belt with “The Hunger Games”, and now, just about any film she wants to do, producers will have a hard time saying no to her. Hell, they’d be nuts to say no to her.
One of Lawrence’s upcoming gigs is the period drama “The Ends of the Earth”. But before you kids get too excited, no, it’s not a sci-fi movie or a post-apocalyptic thriller. It’s actually a fact-based (well, loosely, anyway) period drama about a powerful oil tycoon name Ernest Marland, who once upon a time had everything, only to lose it all when he enters into an affair with his adopted daughter Lydia, to be played by Lawrence. The script is from Chris Terrio, who recently wrote the Ben Affleck CIA drama “Argo”.
The Weinstein Company have acquired the title, with Lawrence in talks to star, but no director attached.
While she’s waiting for “The Ends of the Earth” to get going, Lawrence is firmly set to start the second of the now four-part “Hunger Games” franchise, “Catching Fire”. When she does return as Katniss Everdeen in the sequel, Lawrence will be sporting a new $10 million (or thereabouts) paycheck for the role.
Of course, if the film does as well as most people expect (and given its fanbase and the whopping $680 million the first movie made, there’s no reason to think it’ll do any worse), Lawrence could actually end up making more than the $10 million figure. That’s not a bad raise from the $500,000 she was paid upfront for her work on the first movie.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled to shoot later this year under new director Francis Lawrence (no relation) for a 2013 release. It will be followed by the two-part “Mockingjay” finale.
Via : THR