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Jennifer Lawrence To Visit The Glass Castle
With Short Term 12's Destin Cretton To Direct

10 October 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Variety

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Jennifer Lawrence was first attached to the film adaptation of Jeanette Walls' memoir The Glass Castle way back in April of 2012, but there hasn't been much movement since then towards the screen. Now comes word that Destin Cretton, currently winning all kinds of praise for his debut film Short Term 12, is in talks to direct.

The story concerns Walls' own upbringing. Her parents, Rex and Rose Mary Walls, were free spirits who lead a nomadic existence. Her mother was more concerned with painting and writing than, say, making dinner for her four kids, while her father could be inspiring and educational, but only when sober. The parents crumbled as their money ran low, and Jeanette and her siblings ended up more-or-less raising themselves. Despite this, the book is neither angry nor bitter but rather affectionate in tone, something that both Lawrence and Cretton should be able to communicate onscreen.

Buffy and Fright Night's Marti Noxon already took a pass at the script, with newcomer Andrew Lanham (who sounds like a fascinating guy) giving it another pass. It's expected that Cretton, if he signs on, will also give it a once-over.

Look out for this, then, sometime in late 2014 or early 2015 if all goes to plan. Lawrence will, of course, be back on our screens in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on November 21, and in American Hustle on December 20. Cretton's Short Term 12 is out on November 1, and you can watch the trailer for that below.

 

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