Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Untitled A24 Drama
Jennifer Lawrence has landed her first new film project since announcing she was taking a break last year. While the full details have yet to be announced, the movie seems to be something of a return to the Oscar winner's indie roots with her breakout vehicle ‘Winter’s Bone.’
Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing through their IAC Films division and its partnership with A24, with Lawrence and Justine Polsky also on the producing team through their newly formed company Excellent Cadaver. The film is written by debut screenwriter Elizabeth Sanders
Principal photography is slated to begin mid-June in New Orleans.
"It's an intimate film that wants to be close to the bone and wants to be quite personal," says Lila Neugebauer, the film’s director, who has gained a reputation for the subtlety of her Broadway stage productions.
Regarding her transition into film, Neugebauer tells The Hollywood Reporter, "It's something that I've hoped to do and has been in the back of my mind for some time now. I directed my first episode of television last spring, on the Duplass Brothers' HBO show ‘Room 104’. That was a really lovely opportunity to get behind the camera, because the throughline of that anthology show is that they're all set in the same hotel room, so in a way, they're sort of all one-act plays. It was a very natural fit."