Jennifer Lawrence Enters The Glass Castle; Hides in New House at the End of the Street Poster
04.23.12 by Ryan
After the phenomenal success of The Hunger Games, studio Lionsgate is looking to stay in the Jennifer Lawrence business, adding the actress to an adaptation of gossip columnist Jeanette Walls' 2005 memoir, The Glass House.
Deadline reports Lionsgate has acquired the rights for the book, which details the unconventional and poverty-stricken upbringing Walls experienced with her "dysfunctional but vibrant" family. The book spent 261 weeks on The New York Times' best-seller list, and with producer Gil Netter (The Blind Side, Water for Elephants) and screenwriter Marti Noxon (Fright Night, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) attached to the project, expect a funny, tragic, yet uplifting adaptation.
Lawrence won't start work on The Glass House anytime soon. While Lionsgate searches for a director, Lawrence's schedule is already loaded with Hunger Games sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which will start shooting this fall under new director Francis Lawrence (no relation), who was recently slated to direct after Gary Ross decided to drop out. After Catching Fire, Lawrence will then move on to the X-Men: First Class sequel, reprising her role as Mystique.
Lawrence still has another movie opening this year with Relativity Media's House at the End of the Street. Trying to capitalize on Lawrence's post-Hunger Games fame, Relativity released a new poster for the horror flick that prominently features Lawrence.
Not opening until September, House at the End of the Street follows Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue as a daughter and mother who move into a new neighborhood where the house next door was the scene of a family murder. According to the poster, the move puts Lawrence into a dangerous position.