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Jennifer Lawrence set for The Rules of Inheritance

Winter's Bone

Story by Jack Foley

JENNIFER Lawrence is attached to star in The Rules of Inheritance for director Susanne Bier.

Based on Claire Bidwell Smith’s acclaimed memoir, the film follows the story of an only child who, over a seven-year period as a young adult, lost both her parents to cancer.

She subsequently throws herself into many romances, adventures and travels that form the inspirational book.

Announcing the project, FilmNation’s Aaron Ryder said: “We are thrilled to be working with the dream team of Jennifer Lawrence, Susanne Bier, Abi Morgan [who will adapt the screenplay] and Bruce Cohen [producer].

“We have no doubt that this inspirational and hopeful book will be turned into an emotionally powerful movie that audiences around the world will fall in love with.”

Cohen added: “Jennifer, Susanne, Abi and I are incredibly excited to be working on this extraordinary project together. We all believe this film can strike a deeply resonant chord with audiences, just as Claire’s riveting memoir has.”

Lawrence, who won this year’s Oscar for best actress for Silver Linings Playbook, will next be seen in big budget sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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