Jennifer Lawrence has signed on to star in a film adaption of the 1952 novel 'East of Eden' that was originally written by American author John Steinbeck.
Deadline reports the 23 year old actress is reteaming with 'The Hunger Games' director, Gary Ross, who parted ways with entertainment company Lionsgate after the first instalment of the science fiction franchise. Universal Pictures are behind the novels transformation to the big screen as Brian Grazier and Image Entertainment will produce, with Anna Culp as executive producer.
The novel is set in Salinas Valleys California, just before the beginning of World War I and follows the path of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, who loosely depict the biblical tale of Adam and Eve and the vicious rivalry of Cain and Abel.
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