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‘Hunger Games’ and ‘X-Men’ Sequels and Then What For Jennifer Lawrence?

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It must be wonderful to be Jennifer Lawrence, an actress whose star shot up to the top after her spectacular performance in ‘Winter’s Bone.’ Now, fresh off of her successful new movie ‘The Hunger Games,’ Lawrence will work outside of the sci-fi franchise realm with the help of Lionsgate.

Deadline reports that the company just acquired the film rights to ‘The Glass Castle: A Memoir,’ written by gossip columnist Jeanette Walls and what makes this acquisition even sweeter is the fact that Lionsgate is already looking to lure in actress Jennifer Lawrence into the lead role.

The book centers on the writer’s tough childhood with her lively and dysfunctional family. On most projects companies hope to let the ink dry on the first draft of their script before they sign on their star, but the material must be juicy enough for them to leap ahead like this. Marti Noxon (‘Fright Night’) is signed on to write the script with Gil Netter (‘The Blind Side’) producing.

Lawrence recently agreed to star in sequels to both ‘X-Men: First Class’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ and would star in ‘The Glass Castle’ after filming wraps on both of those films.

Jennifer Lawrence continues to be one of the busiest young actresses in Hollywood. She’s currently filming her role in Susanne Bier’s drama ‘Serena’ alongside Bradley Cooper and will be seen in theaters again later on this year in ‘The House at the End of the Street,’ set to be released on September 21, 2012.

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