Jennifer Lawrence, fresh off Susanna Bier’s “Serena”, will stay in 1920′s tycoon mode a little bit longer. Variety reports Lawrence is attached to star in “The Ends of the Earth”, a romantic drama based on the lives of real life oil tycoons Ernest and Lydie Marland.
Written by Chris Terrio, the film will follow Lawrence as Lydie, who was adopted by her aunt and uncle Virgina and Ernest, only to end up marrying Ernest after Virginia passes away. Lydie was 28, Ernest was 54. As his wife, she urged him “to raise workers’ wages and give them unpredecented access to medical care”, earning the nickname the “princess of the prairies.” A wealthy, educated and headstrong young woman, Lydie stays by Ernest’s side as he loses almost everything in the oil business but transitions into a successful politician, becoming the governor of Oklahoma in 1932. No director has been set yet, though production is tentatively scheduled for next summer.
Next summer is likely when Lawrence will finally have a free moment as she’ll be tied up with sequels “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” well into the early part of 2013. She will next be seen in David O. Russell’s Oscar hopeful “Silver Linings Playbook” opposite Bradley Cooper, who also appears in “Serena” with her.