We’re big Jennifer Lawrence fans here at Flixist. Not only is she one of the most engaging and nuanced screen actresses of her generation, but she also owns a delightful line of trouser-teasing dresses for awards ceremonies. With horror movie House At The End Of The Street, David O. Russell drama The Silver Linings Playbook and Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire all on the way, not to mention a planned X-Men First Class sequel, Days Of Future Past, you’d think she’d have more than enough work to be getting on with. Not so, as she now in talks with the Weinstein Company to star in The Ends Of The Earth, a biopic of oil mogul Ernest Marland, most likely to play his adopted daughter and later wife (no, Woody, you weren’t the first) Lydie.
Marland’s story is an appropriate one for our recession-struck times, as he lost his millions just as quickly as he made them, later serving as a Democrat governor for Oklahoma and passing a bill during the Great Depression to reduce the state’s enormous deficit by building infrastructure and creating jobs. Lydie also led an interesting life in her own right, known as a socialite in her early years, then as Oklahoma’s ‘First Lady’, then disappearing from the public eye after her husband’s death. The movie will be written by Argo‘s Chris Terrio and a director is currently being sought.[via Cinema Blend]