‘X-Men’ star Jennifer Lawrence to star in ‘Glass Castle’ adaptation
Fresh off the success of “The Hunger Games”, Jennifer Lawrence and Lionsgate appear to be attempting to secure the actress in another one of their projects: the adaptation of the Jeanne Walls’ memoir “The Glass Castle.”
Deadline reports that the adaptation of gossip columnist’s book , a New York Bestseller, will be written by Marti Noxon (“Fright Night”). The 21year-old actress has a couple of more films landing in 2012: David O. Russell’s “The Silver Linings Playbook” coming in November and the horror flick “House a the End of the Street,” which comes to theaters in September.
Lawrence is set to return as Mystique in a sequel to last summer’s “X-Men: First Class” and while there are few details, production is set to begin in the first quarter of 2013.
She is currently filming “Serena” alongside Bradley Cooper before returning as Katniss for “Catching Fire,” which begins production in August.
Check out the first look at Lawrence in “Serena,” a photo which was released a week ago, click here.
Here’s the synopsis for Jeanette Walls’ The Glass Castle: A Memoir:
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn’t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an “excitement addict.” Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.
Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town — and the family — Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents’ betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.
What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor. [Amazon]