So it looks like anyone nominated for an Oscar this year is working together on the upcoming The Ends of the Earth — just another one of director David O. Russell‘s newest projects. And as with his other new project (the untitled Abscam film), America’s Coolest Daughter, Jennifer Lawrence is set to star. Lawrence, as you know, is up for an Oscar for her work in Russell’s most recent film, Silver Linings Playbook; a movie that has also beget Russell and the film’s other star, Bradley Cooper, nominations for fancy gold statues at this Sunday’s big show. But that’s not the only Oscar-contendor involved in this project; The Ends of the Earth was scripted by (you sensing the theme yet?) Oscar-nominated Argo writer, Chris Terrio.
According to Deadline, producers Todd Black and Steve Tisch are positively fangirly about Lawrence, stating that she “is one of the most versatile actresses we have ever seen,” calling her performance in Playbook “transcendent” and “the heart and soul of the film” and that anything asked of her she did so, “brilliantly.” And as if those incredibly accolades weren’t enough, the duo went on to say that she’s basically THE savior of the American movie industry. “Her dedication to the craft and all those who work with her is inspiring and if she is the future of our business we are certainly in good hands.” Russell made sure to get in on the game, adding that “her acting is effortless and she always makes it look easy.”
The Ends of the Earth is said to be an epic America love story based on the life of powerful oil tycoon (is there any other kind?) Ernest Marland and the life he loses after his affair is uncovered. Hollywood.com has reached out for comment, but did not hear back at the time of publication.
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