The popular star will spearhead another literary adaptation
Jennifer Lawrence will star in the movie version of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, and Hunger Games director Gary Ross will direct. The pair have proved to be a marketable duo with their work on the Hunger Games trilogy, and look to continue that success. Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer will produce.
Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger Games: Catching Fire
East of Eden, written by the Nobel Prize-winning author Steinbeck – an American hero of literature – is set in the Salinas California. The story takes place at the dawn of the 20th century through until the end of the First World War. It’s a character drama, exploring themes of success, depravity, guilt and freedom.
Jennifer Lawrence obviously liked working with Gary Ross as she is set to team up with the director once again in a film adaptation of 'East is Eden'.
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.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Re-Joins Gary Ross In Film Adaption Of 'East Of Eden'
The Hunger Games cast impressed the 6500 strong audience at the San Diego Comic-Con. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutchinson impressed fans with their playful chatter whilst the trailer was greeted with an overwhelmingly favourable response.
The Hunger Games Comic-Con 2013 panel was a huge success. Six of the upcoming sequel Catching Fire's actors sat on the panel. These included: Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen); Josh Hutcherson (Peeta); Jeffrey Wright (Beetee); Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale).
Jennifer Lawrence at 66th Cannes Film Festival screening of Catching Fire.
Lawrence impressed fans with her anecdotes of clumsiness and her gentle humour. She commented on the difficulties she faced whilst filming physical scenes, stating "running and trying not to hit myself in the face with my bow, those were my two greatest challenges." She also referenced one scene in which she wears -in a propaganda photograph shoot- a vast wedding dress: five feet in diameter. Of the costume she said it "was one of the hardest things I've done in my life".
In what was once North America, the ruling class demands an annual sacrifice of the 12 districts that once rebelled: each must select two teens, a boy and a girl, to battle in a wooded arena to the death, with the last one standing crowned victor. In the poor mining District 12, the tributes are ace archer Katniss (Lawrence) and muscly baker Peeta (Hutcherson), who forge an awkward friendship as they're thrust into the televised competition. Trained by Haymitch (Harrelson), promoted by Effie (Banks), groomed by Cinna (Kravitz), interviewed by Caesar (Tucci) - it's simply overwhelming.
Continue reading: The Hunger Games Review
Computers are now the default tools of the animation world, of course, and animators have produced many stunning and even personal images using them. But the animation in Despereaux is hardly state-of-the-art, and so in exchange for that token modernity we get the same waxy, deformed humans a computer could've struggled with in the late nineties. The mammals fare a bit better, but the movie's limited charm comes from its old-fashioned, homespun quality, not CGI breeze rustling through tiny CGI mouse hairs.
Continue reading: The Tale of Despereaux Review
And so we come to Seabiscuit, the true story of a small, unruly race horse of great breeding but poor disposition who found himself sold for scrap. Despite his attitude, he eventually became one of the greatest racers in history. (Believe it or not there's already been one Seabiscuit-inspired movie... the first one starring Shirley Temple.)
Continue reading: Seabiscuit Review
Whereas Truman brought TV to a man's life, Pleasantvillebrings two teenagers to a TV show. Hasn't this been done? Well, yes, in a real stinker called Stay Tuned (1992, with John Ritter and Pam Dawber), but hopefully the dismal idiocy of that film won't color (so to speak) your judgement on this one. The plot really can't be condensed into a "TV Guide"-style logline, which means it requires a little thought to get into, but that really only enhances the moviegoing experience.
Continue reading: Pleasantville Review