2:43 pm - 08/08/2014

Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Glass Castle’ Gains Momentum at Lionsgate

Lionsgate’s “The Glass Castle,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, is gaining momentum after two years in development.

The studio is in negotiations with a “major” actor for the drama, CEO Jon Feltheimer disclosed during the company’s conference call with analysts Friday as part of a discussion about upcoming projects.

Destin Cretton, director of “Short Term 12,” was attached a year ago to direct and rewrite the script with Andrew Lanham. Marti Noxon wrote the first draft of the adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ 2005 bestselling memoir.

The story follows a young girl raised in dysfunctional family with an eccentric artist mother and an alcoholic father. Lawrence is producing with Gil Netter.

Lawrence has been a key figure in Lionsgate’s success, with her first two “Hunger Games” films grossing over $1.6 billion worldwide and two impending “Mockingjay” sequels slated for November 2014 and 2015. Feltheimer said Friday that “Mockingjay – Part 1″ should outperform “Catching Fire,” which grossed $865 million worldwide.

She’s also attached to the studio’s historical project “Burial Rites,” with “Hunger Games” helmer Gary Ross attached to direct.


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abortions 8th-Aug-2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
hopefully that mop movie is aborted and she focuses on this one/burial rites
traxan 8th-Aug-2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
The story follows a young girl raised in dysfunctional family with an eccentric artist mother and an alcoholic father. Lawrence is producing with Gil Netter.

So basically "Winter's Bone" in a big city?
teaaet 8th-Aug-2014 07:24 pm (UTC)
no it's very different from winter's bone. the parents move from town to town with their small kids and the majority of the novel the kids are under 12. they all leave home by age 16 or so and make a life for themselves together in manhattan. ultimately their parents follow and start living on the streets in new york to be close to them.
swissbeauty23 8th-Aug-2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
not at all
alethaweapon 9th-Aug-2014 03:16 am (UTC)
forgethissmile 9th-Aug-2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
Also this is a true story/memoir.
turtleisland 8th-Aug-2014 07:04 pm (UTC)
Love this book. I could picture her playing a role.
holyfrijoles_2 8th-Aug-2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
Is that Serena movie of hers ever coming out?
derrobitch 8th-Aug-2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
at this point i refuse to believe that movie even exists
just444 8th-Aug-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
backupblood 8th-Aug-2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
Rumor is it may be going straight to Showtime
anyaroses 8th-Aug-2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
The current release date is next month, but I've seen no ads or anything, so I don't believe that.
asuka4eva 8th-Aug-2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
This September in Europe.
ilouboutin 8th-Aug-2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
i love her sfm.
liviana89 8th-Aug-2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
Get it JLaw. Winter's Bone was her at her best IMO, so hopefully she pulls it off again.
derrobitch 8th-Aug-2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
yaaaass!! destin cretton better still be on board, short term 12 was such a fucking flawless movie.
henryevil 8th-Aug-2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
Only read the first chapter of the book but it seemed interesting - I imagined the woman as older though
a_perfect_shade 8th-Aug-2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
the first chapter is written from modern day, the majority of the book is her as a child growing up.
just444 8th-Aug-2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
the book is great!
idontwannago55 8th-Aug-2014 07:08 pm (UTC)
Destin Cretton, director of “Short Term 12,” was attached a year ago to direct

oh my god yes. slay. Short Term 12 was so good
forgethissmile 8th-Aug-2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
Oh man, this memoir. I remember getting it because I could relate with the mentally unstable/enabler mom and the alcoholic father and -- oh man -- did that shit ever give me some perspective. Heartbreaking story.
drzlilsuga 8th-Aug-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
Eh. I don't remember much about this book, but I just remember I didn't like it.
phallus 8th-Aug-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
Is this book any good? I need Jenn in more interesting movies and not blockbusters.
a_perfect_shade 8th-Aug-2014 07:24 pm (UTC)
it's one of my fav books ever
anyaroses Mine too8th-Aug-2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
I love it.
swim_thedepths 8th-Aug-2014 07:38 pm (UTC)
It's actually very good. The parents are eccentric but love their kids. There is some hard things to read, though, like how poverty stricken they were, but the kids never went without 'education', in a sense. They all grew up to be very successful.
ohsnapitscory 8th-Aug-2014 07:51 pm (UTC)
YES. she's an amazingly detailed and entertaining storyteller, but if you read it, prepare yourself. it whiplashes pretty hard between comedy and tragedy. I set the book down and cried at how sad some parts of her life were.
swissbeauty23 8th-Aug-2014 08:30 pm (UTC)
it's very well-written and has a strong narrative arc with interesting characters
foureyedgirl 8th-Aug-2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
it's fantastic. one of my favorite books ever. helped me realized that just because I come from a fucked up family, I still had a chance at making something of myself
forgethissmile 9th-Aug-2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
It does an incredibly good job of making you simultaneously hate and feel sorry for the parents. Granted, this is a real life event, so obviously the characters are going to have a lot more nuance, but it's such an incredible tale.
secretly 9th-Aug-2014 07:14 pm (UTC)
it is incredible
brosling 8th-Aug-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
her neck looks so awk in that picture
maishi_obuki 8th-Aug-2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
those award show gifs are perfect♥
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