Last July 29, on a Patrick Demarchelier shoot at a private residence in the Hollywood Hills, a giant Colombian red-tailed boa constrictor spent most of the day cooped up in a perforated, extra-large storage container managed by two very capable handlers. When it came time for the snake to take his star turn, there was frightfully little between him and Jennifer Lawrence—only a long metal rod with a hook at the end. The actress proved to be very brave and nonchalant about having a serpent wrapped around her body—an homage to the 1981 Richard Avedon Vogue portrait of Nastassja Kinski that launched a million dorm-room posters—and coolly focused her eyes on the camera. “Jennifer has the perfect combination of strength, sexuality, and humor, and, above all, tomboy to pull this off,” says V.F. fashion and style director Jessica Diehl, who styled the shoot.
Lawrence only became uncomfortable when the snake took a fancy to her neck. Then the shoot was over and Mr. Boa went back into his box.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are in early talks to take the lead role in Passengers, the science fiction romance linked to the Oscar-nominated Norwegian director of The Imitation Game, Morten Tyldum.
Variety reports that Lawrence has received an offer for the female lead, a role which was previously being considered by Reese Witherspoon and Rachel McAdams. The Wrap broke the news that Pratt, the breakout male star of 2014 following standout turns in Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie, is being eyed for the male lead. It is understood the 35-year-old actor also has an offer in place.
Passengers centres on a space traveller on a voyage to a distant planet taking place many years in the future who unexpectedly awakens from cryogenic sleep almost a century too early. Bereft of company, he decides to awaken a female fellow passenger, leading to an unexpected romance.
Passengers will hope to echo the huge box office success of recent space dramas like Interstellar and Gravity – the latter was also the recipient of seven Oscars last year.
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and her “Hunger Games” director Francis 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.
Jennifer was seen out in Tribeca on January 9, 2015. Check out the photos below:
There’s an old saying, the kind you might find in the office of a high school guidance counselor, that goes something like, “Shoot for the moon, and even if you miss, you’ll end up among the stars.” Eddie Redmayne is an actor already on the rise, but with his performance as a young Stephen Hawking in search of the secrets of the universe in this past fall’s The Theory of Everything, he shot past the moon and may well end up with interstellar stardom. Or at least an Oscar.
Born in London in 1982 and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied art history, Redmayne came up with some dynamic and swoon-worthy roles in lush period pieces such as Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Robert De Niro’s CIA saga The Good Shepherd, and the epic 2010 miniseries The Pillars of the Earth. But if Redmayne’s early work showed that he could be an engaging performer, his recent work (including Tom Hooper’s starry 2012 production of Les Misérables, in which the actor stormed the barricades as the romantic Marius) showed him to be as ambitious as he is talented. This month, Redmayne will again aim for the heavens, in the Wachowskis’ space opera Jupiter Ascending, donning some serious mascara in the process to play an extra-planetary villain.
Jennifer Lawrence, who knows a bit about sci-fi, met Redmayne years ago through director Oliver Stone. Fresh off her worldwide press tour for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the Oscar winner called Redmayne, who was in Turin, Italy, to talk about running on fear, Real Housewives addiction, fake falls, and bad salmon.
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