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The “Hunger Games” duo will tackle the tragic true tale of Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and Audrey Mestre
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and her “Hunger Games” directorFrancis Lawrence are reteaming on “The Dive,” which is being produced by James Cameron, TheWrap has learned.
Representatives for Jennifer Lawrence and Francis Lawrence did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
“The Dive” tells the tragic true story of freedivers Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, who competed to travel as deep as possible underwater on a single breath of air.
Lawrence will play Mestre, who died during an attempt to beat her own world record of 557.7 feet. Ferraras paid tribute to his late wife by diving to the same depth in an attempt that was filmed by Cameron.
Cameron is producing with his Lightstorm Entertainment partner Rae Sanchini as well as Barry Josephson. Dana Stevens (“Safe Haven”) wrote the most recent draft of the script, according to an individual familiar with the project.
The Lawrences have worked together on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and the two-part finale “Mockingjay.”
Jennifer has become a familar face on the Fox lot, as she’s preparing to star in David O. Russell‘s “Joy” as well as Bryan Singer‘s “X-Men: Apocalypse,” in which she’ll return as Mystique.
Francis previously worked with Fox on “Water for Elephants.” He also directed “I Am Legend”and “Constantine” for Warner Bros.
CAA and attorney Gretchen Rush represent both Lawrences, while the director is also repped by 3 Arts Entertainment.
Stevens created the CBS series “Reckless” and previously wrote “Blink,” “City of Angels” and “For the Love of the Game.” She’s represented by WME.
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48. Jennifer Lawrence, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
The “X-Men” franchise seemed to running out of steam, until Fox rebooted it with the old-cast-meets-the-new-cast premise and brought back director Bryan Singer. The conceit worked, but only because this new movie handed so much screen time to Lawrence—once again doing cartwheels as Mystique.
17. Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1”
She’s the most important actor in movies right now, and Lawrence delivers yet another winning performance as Katniss Everdeen in the second-to-last chapter of the franchise based on the Suzanne Collins book. It’s not an easy task to make a beloved literary hero feel so three-dimensional—even Daniel Radcliffe admits to dozing off during the middle “Harry Potters”—but Katniss feels as alive as ever as she prepares for her final showdown with the Capitol.
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Jennifer Lawrence: Oscar-winner, philanthropist and now top-20 pop star.
The actress’ recording of “The Hanging Tree” has landed at No. 14 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, published Sunday, and it’s new at No. 12 on ARIA’s Australian Top 50 Singles Chart.
The song appears on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, which has been omnipresent since it enjoyed its world premiere Nov. 10 at the Odeon cinema in London’s Leicester Square.
“The Hanging Tree” has outperformed expectations for its first week on the U.K. sales chart. The song, performed by James Newton Howard featuring Lawrence, had shaped for a solid chart berth when the Official Charts Company announced it had come in at No. 29 on the mid-week sales.
Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in the dystopian Hunger Games films. The latest in the series is dominating the U.K. box office, scoring the year’s biggest opening weekend with $19.9 million.
Lawrence is hoping to replicate her chart success in the U.S. She’s aiming for a top-40 bow with “The Hanging Tree” on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
The song was written by Suzanne Collins (author of The Hunger Gamesseries of books) and The Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz. It’s heard in the film first as an a cappella performance by Lawrence (in character as Katniss), before she is joined by a choir and an orchestra.
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Jennifer Lawrence is aiming to score her first hit single on Billboard’s charts.
The Academy Award-winning actress is heading for the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with “The Hanging Tree,” from her film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I.
Industry forecasters suggest the song, performed by James Newton Howard featuring Lawrence, may sell upwards of 150,000 downloads in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 30. The song was released as part of Howard’s score album for Mockingjay, which was released on Nov. 24.
That sales figure alone should be enough to enable the song’s debut in the top 40 of the Hot 100, the top 10 of which will be revealed on Wednesday (Dec. 3). (The Hot 100 blends sales, airplay and streaming data to rank the 100 most popular songs of the week.)
“The Hanging Tree” was written by Suzanne Collins (author of The Hunger Games series of books) and The Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz. The song is heard in the film first as an a cappella performance by Lawrence (in character as Katniss Everdeen), before she is joined by a choir and an orchestra.
Lawrence recently discussed her unlikely turn as a singer on the Nov. 11 edition of The Late Show With David Letterman. “I do not like singing in front of other people. It’s like my biggest fear. I cried on set that day,” she told host Letterman. “That was awful.”