Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man' Is "Definitely A Sony Picture," Talks Role Of 'Ant-Man' In Phase 3, More Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man' Is "Definitely A Sony Picture," Talks Role Of 'Ant-Man' In Phase 3, More First Reviews For 'Terminator Genisys' Suggest Franchise Didn't Need To Say "I'll Be Back" First Reviews For 'Terminator Genisys' Suggest Franchise Didn't Need To Say "I'll Be Back" Kit Harington & Dakota Fanning Replace Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska In 'Brimstone' Kit Harington & Dakota Fanning Replace Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska In 'Brimstone' The Essentials: The 5 Best Colin Farrell Perfomances The Essentials: The 5 Best Colin Farrell Perfomances Review: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 1, ‘The Western Book of the Dead,' How It Differs From Season 1 & More Review: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 1, ‘The Western Book of the Dead,' How It Differs From Season 1 & More First Listen: Here's Your 'True Detective' Season 2 Theme Song & The First Episode Music Cues First Listen: Here's Your 'True Detective' Season 2 Theme Song & The First Episode Music Cues The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far 'The Leftovers' Reboots For Season 2, Switches Setting And Makes Casting Changes 'The Leftovers' Reboots For Season 2, Switches Setting And Makes Casting Changes The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Jennifer Lawrence Will Go To 'The Ends Of The Earth' In Romantic Drama For The Weinstein Company

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 6, 2012 at 3:24PM

It looks like Harvey Weinstein wants to stay in the Jennifer Lawrence business, and who can blame him? With the actress already leading a hit franchise for Summit in "The Hunger Games" and poised to turn heads with The Weinstein Company's release of David O. Russell's film "The Silver Linings Playbook" later this year, of course they'll want to keep that talent under their roof if possible.
10
Jennifer Lawrence

It looks like Harvey Weinstein wants to stay in the Jennifer Lawrence business, and who can blame him? With the actress already leading a hit franchise for Summit in "The Hunger Games" and poised to turn heads with The Weinstein Company's release of David O. Russell's film "The Silver Linings Playbook" later this year, of course they'll want to keep that talent under their roof if possible.

And thus, the studio has picked up the romantic drama "The Ends Of The Earth" which they will finance and distribute, with Lawrence attached to star. Penned by Chris Terrio ("Argo"), the film will find Lawrence playing Lydie Marland, the adopted daughter of oil tycoon Ernest Marland, who cared for the child when his desitute brother was unable. After his sibling passed away, the 54 year-old Ernest annuled the adoption and married the 28 year-old Lydie. She was a well known socialite who also pushed her husband to raise worker wages and provide healthcare, but when her husband's company was acquired in a hostile takeover, he lost much of his wealth. The pair stayed married as the embarked on a political career, but he passed away in 1941 and for the rest of her life, she mostly lived as a recluse.

So all told, it's a helluva intriguing story and the folks over at ScriptShadow took a look at the script last month, and liked it very, very much saying: "This is a wonderful screenplay and I'm hoping they get it cast soon because with the right actors and the right director, this has 'Oscar' and 'classic' written all over it." So there's your other reason why Harv wants this. If all goes according to plan, this will shoot next summer -- essentially between "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" -- but a director will need to be found first. But if that's the timeline they're looking at, this one will start moving fast.

This article is related to: Jennifer Lawrence, The Ends Of The Earth, The Weinstein Company


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates