Though "The Hunger Games" has at least two more installments to shoot for its movie franchise, star Jennifer Lawrence is already moving beyond the walls of Panem. (And making Lionsgate very, very happy in the process.) According to Deadline, the 21-year-old former Oscar nominee is in talks to play the lead in the studio's adaptation of "The Glass Castle: A Memoir."
Based on the book by gossip columnist Jeanette Walls, the story focuses on the author's childhood with her "dysfunctional but vibrant" family. The book came out in 2005 and spent more than 250 weeks — almost five years— on the New York Times bestseller list, the longest run for any memoir. (Guess that means a lot of people liked it.)
Though Lionsgate has previously focused on more testosterone-charged flicks, this departure makes total sense in light of Lawrence's success as the girl-power icon in "The Hunger Games" and the fact that the new production president for Lionsgate, Erik Feig, just happens to be the genius who brought the "Twilight Saga" films to the silver screen. Seems he knows how to take a popular book and make it a blockbuster.
Marti Noxton, the scribe behind "I Am Number Four" and "Fright Night," is lined up to pen the script — which means it hopefully shouldn't be too long before this "Glass Castle" becomes a reality.
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