Today (August 15th), Jennifer is celebrating her birthday. We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Jennifer, and to have a wonderful day!
Passengers — in theaters Dec. 21 — pairs Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt on a luxury intersteller spaceship bound for the Homestead II colony 120 years away. They’re two out of 5,000 souls traveling in suspended animation before they’re mistakenly awakened 90 years too early. Alone in outer space with a giant ship as their personal playground, they begin to fall in love just as it becomes apparent that the ship is malfunctioning and endangering its entire population.
Director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) chatted with EW about working with two of Hollywood’s biggest superstars and the challenges of making a big studio movie that also happens to be a character drama.
Jennifer Lawrence Boarding Adam McKay Theranos Medical Drama Project
EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lawrence is attaching herself to Adam McKay’s drama about medical company Theranos and its 32-year-old founder Elizabeth Holmes. Theranos is the blood-testing startup that once had Silicon Valley investors salivating over its commercial potential with a $9 billion valuation as recently as two years ago.
McKay, who did an outstanding job making the financial crisis understandable and enjoyable in The Big Short, feels like the perfect filmmaker for this rise-and-fall cautionary tale for a company that once could boast of Henry Kissinger on its board of directors. In Lawrence, he may have found the perfect leading lady to embody Holmes, at one point the latest poster child for medical innovation and potential profitability. Forbes has now revised the estimated net worth of the company to $800 million taking into account the $724 million of capital raised. Holmes and her Theranos execs have vigorously denied claims that the company’s tests are unreliable and have made statements that they are cooperating with the relevant authorities to resolve the issues.
As would be expected for Hollywood’s most in-demand leading lady, Lawrence has a bunch of projects in the pipeline. She is set to star as Fidel Castro’s young lover in Marita, a pitch Sony has acquired from American Hustle scribe Eric Warren Singer. The Oscar winner will play Marita Lorenz – the real-life femme fatale who romanced Castro, was involved in a plot to assassinate him, and even observed a conspiracy to kill JFK. Lawrence also has an untitled film directed by Darren Aronofsky in the works with Scott Franklin and Ari Handel of Protozoa producing. Paramount will release the film, about a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Lawrence also has Morten Tyldum’s Passengers in post opposite Chris Pratt. That pic follows a spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet transporting thousands of people which has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 60 years early. Early footage of the film is said to have wowed those in the audience.
McKay is a producer on Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler starrer The House, about a dad who convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter’s college fund.
Mckay is repped by WME and Mosaic. Lawrence is repped by CAA.
Hi, my name is Jess and I’m the new owner of Jennifer-Lawrence.com. I’ve been a fan of Jen since projects such as Winter’s Bone, The Bill Engvall Show and more. Thanks to FFH for letting me adopt this wonderful site! I have updated the gallery with public appearances from the year. Stay tuned for more updates.
Public Appearances > 2016 > January 10 – 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards – Press Room
Public Appearances > 2016 > January 10 – FOX and FX’s 2016 Golden Globe Awards Party
Public Appearances > 2016 > February 08 – 88th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon
Public Appearances > 2016 > February 25 – The Dinner For Equality
Public Appearances > 2016 > February 26 – 9th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party
Public Appearances > 2016 > February 28 – 88th Annual Academy Awards
Public Appearances > 2016 > February 28 – Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Public Appearances > 2016 > April 12 – CinemaCon 2016 – An Evening With Sony Pictures Entertainment
Public Appearances > 2016 > April 16 – “A Beautiful Planet” New York Premiere
Public Appearances > 2016 > May 04 – VICELAND New York Premiere Screening of Gloria Steinem’s “Woman”
Public Appearances > 2016 > May 08 – “X-Men: Apocalypse” Press Conference
Public Appearances > 2016 > May 09 – “X-Men Apocalypse” Global Fan Screening
Public Appearances > 2016 > May 09 – “The Graham Norton Show”
Public Appearances > 2016 > May 14 – 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
Jennifer visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in New York City (May 23). Check out a clip below of Jen playing “True Confessions” with Jimmy Fallon and John Oliver.
This Week’s Cover: The Age of X-Men: Apocalypse
The end is near. Over the course of six films, the X-Men have seen their share of intimidating opponents. But nothing has really prepared them (or audience members) for X-Men: Apocalypse, opening May 27 and the subject of four interconnected EW covers. The arrival of grumpy ancient mutant Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and his plan of worldwide destruction both rips apart and unites the X-Men, including young Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Storm (Alexandra Shipp). “It’s kind of a conclusion of six films — X-Men 1, 2, 3, as well as First Class and Days of Future Past — and yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters,” says director Bryan Singer. “Even my father, who’s 85, called me and said, ‘Is this the last one?’ I said, ‘Well, it’s not going to be the last X-Men, I can promise you that, Dad.’ But it does have a kind of conclusive aspect to it.”
That feeling is compounded by the fact that the deals for the four leads — Jennifer Lawrence (Raven/Mystique), James McAvoy (Charles), Michael Fassbender (Erik/Magneto), and Nicholas Hoult (Hank/Beast) — expire with Apocalypse and no one is certain who, if anyone, will be returning for another round of mutant merriment. “Even if this is the last one for me or for other people, you just are sort of grateful for the experience,” McAvoy says. “I know I can speak for a lot of the other guys as well that it’s been a really positive experience for us professionally and socially and personally.” While the three men all say they are more than willing to come back, Lawrence is the holdout. And she vacillates a lot on this subject — even mid-sentence. “I would love to come back,” says Lawrence, who shot to superstardom after First Class, The Hunger Games, and her Oscar win for Silver Linings Playbook. She has many options, in other words, and they tug at her. “You realize how important your year is, like how important three months out of your year is,” she says. “I don’t know.” Pause. “I shouldn’t be that honest.”
The producers thought long and hard about hiring the younger group of actors, knowing these faces will be the future of the franchise. “We needed those kids to be as compelling on screen as Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy and Oscar Isaac, and that’s a tall order,” says writer-producer Simon Kinberg. “We did feel a lot of pressure to find a young cast that can live up to that caliber of acting.” To that end, most of the newbies like Game of Thrones’ Turner, Sheridan — who has been hired as the lead in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One — and Shipp are signed to at least two more films.
Jennifer, along with her co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson attended Lionsgate’s ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Hand and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, October 31, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Take a look at the pics!
- Gallery link: Public Appearances > 2015 > ‘THG: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Hand and Footprint Ceremony
Here are some old candids of Jen out & about in NYC (I totally forgot to publish them on the main page though I had uploaded them to the gallery, ups..) Anyways! The first bunch of pics is the “famous” aka “buzzed about all over the net” piggyback ride that Jennifer gave her co-star Aziz Ansari, so if you’re having a bad and need something to cheer you up, take a look!
- Gallery link: Out and About > 2015 > October 10 – Leaving the Wayfarer Restaurant in NY
This second bunch of images features Jen and Diane Sawyer strolling down the street in NYC while chatting for a yet unannounced interview, check out these pictures as well :] Oh, and you might be interested to know that Jen is wearing an Anine Bing little white dress.
- Gallery link: Out and About > 2015 > October 10 – Chatting With Diane Sawyer In New York City