News





Jennifer Lawrence On Board for 'East of Eden' Remake

Oct 3, 2013

"It" girl of the moment Jennifer Lawrence has officially signed on for the new East of Eden adaptation, to be directed by her Hunger Games director Gary Ross. Based on John Steinbeck’s Nobel-Prize winning novel, Eden recounts the misadventures of the Hamilton and Trask families over the course of two generations in California’s Salinas Valley.

Lawrence will play Cathy Ames, an influential (and not in a good way) character who figures prominently in the first half of Steinbeck’s allegory for the Book of Genesis. Jo Van Fleet originally popularized the role (and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for it) in the 1955 classic adaptation, which starred James Dean and was directed by Elia Kazan.

This time around, Universal is producing the movie Ross has agreed to release in two parts. Though many fans of the book wouldn’t necessarily consider Cathy a main character – her role is larger in the first part of the sprawling story – it’s been passed along through the grapevine Lawrence has been eager to re-team with her HG collaborator Ross on a new project.

To tide you over until J-Law goes literary highbrow, you can catch her in the second installment of the Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, on Nov. 22.


Jennifer Lawrence On Board for 'East of Eden' Remake

Oct 3, 2013

"It" girl of the moment Jennifer Lawrence has officially signed on for the new East of Eden adaptation, to be directed by her Hunger Games director Gary Ross. Based on John Steinbeck’s Nobel-Prize winning novel, Eden recounts the misadventures of the Hamilton and Trask families over the course of two generations in California’s Salinas Valley.

Lawrence will play Cathy Ames, an influential (and not in a good way) character who figures prominently in the first half of Steinbeck’s allegory for the Book of Genesis. Jo Van Fleet originally popularized the role (and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for it) in the 1955 classic adaptation, which starred James Dean and was directed by Elia Kazan.

This time around, Universal is producing the movie Ross has agreed to release in two parts. Though many fans of the book wouldn’t necessarily consider Cathy a main character – her role is larger in the first part of the sprawling story – it’s been passed along through the grapevine Lawrence has been eager to re-team with her HG collaborator Ross on a new project.

To tide you over until J-Law goes literary highbrow, you can catch her in the second installment of the Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, on Nov. 22.

More Cinemas

ShowEast to honor Mexican anti-piracy unit

The Mexican Attorney General’s Office’s Specialized Investigations Unit Against Copyright and Industrial Property Crimes will be honored with the Anti-Piracy Latin American Government Leadership Award at ShowEast More »

'Before the Movie' named to Inc. 5000 list

Inc. magazine ranked Before the Movie™ #1166 on its 33rd annual Inc. 5000 list More »

St. Jude to launch 11th 'Thanks and Giving' campaign

The St. Jude “Thanks and Giving” campaign highlights the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital More »

CJ 4DX receives 'Cinema Innovation of the Year' award

CJ 4DPLEX’s 4DX received the "Cinema Innovation of the Year” award from the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society More »

ADVERTISEMENT



REVIEWS

Fury Review
Film Review: Fury

American tanks fight superior German forces in the closing days of World War II. More »

Birdman
Film Review: Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Virtuosic camerawork and a stellar ensemble of actors more than make up for the occasional moment of portentous twaddle in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's latest—and maybe his best—film. More »

Player for the Film Journal International website.


ADVERTISEMENT



INDUSTRY GUIDES

» Blue Sheets
FJI's guide to upcoming movie releases, including films in production and development. Check back weekly for the latest additions.

» Distribution Guide
» Equipment Guide
» Exhibition Guide

ORDER A PRINT SUBSCRIPTION

Film Journal International

Subscribe to the monthly print edition of Film Journal International and get the full visual impact of this valuable resource for the cinema business.

» Click Here

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Learn how to promote your company at the Film Expo Group events: ShowEast, CineEurope, and CineAsia.

» Click Here