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Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell Reteam for Terrio's 'The Ends of the Earth'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 20, 2013 at 12:20PM

Oscar worlds collide as Jennifer Lawrence reteams with "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell for "The Ends of the Earth," a fact-based original penned by Oscar-nominated "Argo" screenwriter Chris Terrio. It's an American epic--with a "Django"-scale TWC budget-- centering on Ernest Marland, an oil tycoon who loses everything when caught in a scandalous affair (like General Petraeus?). The Weinstein Company has finalized worldwide rights to the film.
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Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar worlds collide as Jennifer Lawrence reteams with "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell for "The Ends of the Earth," a fact-based original penned by Oscar-nominated "Argo" screenwriter Chris Terrio. It's an American epic--with a "Django"-scale TWC budget-- centering on Ernest Marland, an oil tycoon who loses everything when caught in a scandalous affair (like General Petraeus?). The Weinstein Company has finalized worldwide rights to the film.

Todd Black, Steve Tisch and Jason Blumenthal of Escape Artists are set to produce.

Russell stated of his experience working with Lawrence on "Silver Linings": "[She] possesses a self-deprecating humor that made all of the cast and crew feel at ease. Her acting is effortless and she always makes it look easy."

Meanwhile, the actress is also on board for an untitled Russell project on the 1970s Abscam sting operation. "SLP" co-star Bradley Cooper is also attached, along with Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Louis C.K.

Lawrence is nominated for her second Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" and is favired to win; Russell is nominated for his second and third Oscars for the film,  adapted screenplay and director. The film is up for eight Academy Awards total, including Best Picture and all four actor categories.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.