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David O. Russell Reteaming With Jennifer Lawrence (Again) On ‘The Ends Of The Earth’

David O. Russell Reteaming With Jennifer Lawrence (Again) On 'The Ends Of The Earth'

It looks like David O. Russell has found his new Mark Wahlberg, and nope, it’s not Bradley Cooper. Directing her to an Academy award nomination in “Silver Linings Playbook,” Russell has already gone ahead and cast Jennifer Lawrence in his soon to be filming Abscam project, and now they’re planning another movie together.

First announced at the end of the last summer, “The Ends Of The Earth” is a romantic drama that Russell will now direct, but it already has some hot talent on board. Penned by “Agro” scribe Chris Terrio, the based-on-a-true story film will find Lawrence playing Lydie Marland, the adopted daughter of oil tycoon Ernest Marland, who cared for the child when his desitute brother was unable. After his sibling passed away, the 54 year-old Ernest annulled the adoption and married the 28 year-old Lydie. She was a well known socialite who also pushed her husband to raise worker wages and provide health care, and the film will center on the loss of his wealth and a scandalous affair. The pair stayed married as he embarked on a political career, but he passed away in 1941 and for the rest of her life, she mostly lived as a recluse.

The project is set up at The Weinstein Company (who also handled ‘Playbook’) and THR notes that it “could” be Russell’s next after this Abscam movie. But usually Russell has a few options on his plate at any one time, so we’ll see if this goes further, but let’s hope it does, because he’s already proven that paired with Lawrence, they make a formidable team.

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Gary Oldman needs to be cast as Ernest Marland.


@el hanso jen needs to do blockbuster sif she wants money indie's dont pay the bills lol

and she has been quite good in these blockbusters more power to her


Am i the only one who miss Russel and Whalberg?


I can't imagine Russel doing an epic like this. Someone like Ang Lee would be my choice but I suppose Lawrence and Russell have dveloped a good relationship now. It's a shame that the screenplay is rather inaccurate in comparison to the actual story.


Wow, I was excited for this when Lawrence and Terrio were involved, with Russell directing… woah. Should be amazing.


@EL HANSO: Absolutely!….I couldn't agree more.

El Hanso

This sounds interesting. And I'm happy Lawrence keeps doing indies, intelligent comedy, or serious drama instead of more blockbusters like "Hunger Games" and "X-Men." Let's hope her streak with O. Russell works out better than, say, Scarlett Johansson and Woody Allen. Then again, Scarlett never had the career nor the talent Lawrence has.

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