Jennifer Lawrence stars in Passengers which hits cinemas this week, for the release we take a look at what else the actress has coming up.
The Oscar-winner stars alongside Chris Pratt in the sci-fi film, it follows the story of Aurora and James, two people who left their life on earth to be frozen in time to travel through space to a new home. They’re sleeping is suspended animation, amongst thousands of others, when their ship malfunctions and they’re the only two passengers to wake early.
As they face living the rest of their lives on board, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
Passengers lands in cinemas December 21, but here’s what else the actress has coming up.
Jennifer Lawrence’s upcoming movies
Spy thriller, Red Sparrow sees Lawrence star alongside Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons and Matthias Schoenaerts.
Francis Lawrence, who helmed the final three films in the “Hunger Games” franchise, is re-teaming with Jennifer Lawrence for his latest directional effort. Fox has already dated “Red Sparrow” for Nov. 10, 2017.
The film is based on Jason Matthews’ novel of the same name. Justin Haythe re-wrote the script, originally by Eric Warren Singer.
The book is set in modern-day Russia in the intelligence bureaucracy with a young woman drafted against her will to become a “sparrow,” a trained seductress assigned to operate against a first-tour CIA officer who handles the agency’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers fall into a spiral of attraction and deception that results in her leading life as a double agent.
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Lawrence will star in this film as Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the controversial blood-test company Theranos.
Adam McKay has written and will direct the film which casts a critical eye on how innovative companies gain astronomical valuations, and sometimes prove too good to be true.
Theranos is the blood-testing startup that Holmes founded in 2003, with claims it could test blood with only a pinprick instead of the traditional method of drawing blood by injection. That potential left Theranos with a $9 billion valuation as recently as two years ago. The company since has come under investigation over claims of inaccurate testing, and Holmes’ own worth — at one point valued at $4.5 billion for her 50% stake — has fallen to a fraction of that. The last valuation by Forbes placed the company’s net worth at $800 million.
Jennifer Lawrence is set to play Zelda Fitzgerald in a biopic of the jazz age icon, socialite and novelist. Ron Howard is eyeing a deal to direct, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The drama, currently titled Zelda, and written by Emma Frost (The White Queen), will centre on her relationship with her husband, the author F Scott Fitzgerald. The film is said to explore whether “love can exist between creative equals”.
Zelda, dubbed the “first American flapper” by her husband, was best known as a wild child who loved attention. She had a tumultuous relationship with Fitzgerald but was his greatest muse. She was later diagnosed with schizophrenia and used writing and painting as her creative outlets.
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It’s What I Do
Stephen Spielberg is attached to direct with Lawrence starring and Andrew Lazar producing.
The film is based on It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, a memoir by Lynsey Addario.
The memoir has been the hot title since it was excerpted by The New York Times Magazine, and there was no shortage of bidders for the life of a woman who goes into the most dangerous places in the world in search of truth.
War photographer Addario’s memoir is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theatre of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life.
Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a photographer when September 11th changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, when she is asked to return and cover the American invasion, she makes a decision – not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to set out across the world, face the chaos of crisis, and make a name for herself.
There’s extremely limited information on the Darren Aronofsky drama film that Lawrence will star in alongside Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfieffer, Domhall Gleeson and Ed Harrison.
Wikipedia says the film focuses on a couple’s relationship which is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Aronofsky revealed two key pieces of information about the film at the Reykjavik Film Festival. First, the new project was shot on 16mm (just like his debut film, Pi), but he worked with digital cameras on the last day of filming to support some visual effects that will be featured in the finished product. Second, the new project will be Aronofsky’s first film without a score by Clint Mansell, who has collaborated with the director on every feature since the beginning of his career.
Instead, the project will feature music composed by Johann Johannsson, who previously scored The Theory of Everything and Sicario. That’s definitely an interesting and somewhat surprising development.