Susanne Bier’s adaptation of Claire Bidwell Smith‘s recent memoir ‘The Rules of Inheritance’ gets a producer and a lead actress in the 22-year-old Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence.
Lawrence will star in and co-produce FilmNation’s upcoming project from an Abi Morgan (Shame) script that is based on Smith’s powerful and honest memoir about a young woman who loses both her parents, but finds herself in the process and learns a few important things about herself.
A new film will reunite an actress and director, as the pair have just worked together on depression-era drama Serena.
No word yet on when exactly The Rules of Inheritance might lens.
The highest grossing action heroine, who is currently shooting X-sequel in Montreal, making a return as Mystique for Bryan Singer’s latest trip to the Marvel movie universe and will be seen later this year in The Devil You Know, Serena, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and David O.Russell’s American Hustle scheduled to be released on December 25th, 2013.
Check out the memoir description of Rules of Inheritance, published last year:
In this astonishing debut, Claire Bidwell Smith, an only child, is just fourteen years old when both of her charismatic parents are diagnosed with cancer. What follows is a coming-of-age story that is both heartbreaking and exhilarating. As Claire hurtles towards loss she throws herself at anything she thinks might help her cope with the weight of this harsh reality: boys, alcohol, traveling, and the anonymity of cities like New York and Los Angeles. By the time she is twenty-five years old they are both gone and Claire is very much alone in the world.
Claire’s story is less of a tragic tale and more of a remarkable lesson on how to overcome some of life’s greatest hardships. Written with suspense and style, and bursting with love and adventure, The Rules of Inheritance vividly captures the deep grief and surprising light of a young woman forging ahead on a journey of loss that humbled, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.