Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
Silver Linings Playbook duo Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell can’t get enough of each other, apparently. Just yesterday, the Oscar-nominated actress boarded Russell’s next, an untitled movie about the Abscam sting of the ’70s. Now we have word that he’s joining her in The Ends of the Earth, a fact-based love story by Argo scribe Chris Terrio about an oil tycoon and the affair that upends his life. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Winter’s Bone let everyone know that Jennifer Lawrence was one of the brightest new acting talents around, but it was the stepping stone of X-Men: First Class and, more crucially, The Hunger Games that made her a star. But she isn’t sticking exclusively to big-budget mainstream films. Lawrence seems to be balancing roles between those tentpole franchises and smaller pictures. Her latest attachment is to a true-life romance called Ends of the Earth, which The Weinstein Company has nearly picked up.
Chris Terrio, who adapted Argo for director Ben Affleck, is also adapting a true story for this film. The source is the history of Ernest and Lydie Marland, an oil baron and his adopted daughter, whose familiar relationship turned into a romantic one as Lydie grew older. Read More »