Lawrence First-Time Producer with 'Glass Castle'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Jennifer Lawrence will not only star in the upcoming film adaptation of Jeanette Walls

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'The Burning Plain' premiere at the Sala Grande during the 65th Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2008 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Jennifer Lawrence will not only star in the upcoming film adaptation of Jeanette Walls' 2005 best-selling memoir "The Glass Castle," the project will also mark her first time as a producer.

"I don't know if I will be any good, but I'm trying it," Lawrence said of her new post in an interview with The Associate Press at a recent publicity event in Beverly Hills. "So far I am not sure if I am because I am very instinctual, but not very verbal. But producing is something that I have really wanted to do."

The actress attached herself to the adaptation after her mother, Karen Lawrence, fell in love with Walls' story and suggested she read it.

"My mother is like the lucky charm with these kinds of things," said the 23-year-old star of the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." "She read `Winter's Bone' and `Hunger Games' and when I read `The Glass Castle' I thought it was amazing, so we found Gil Netter, the producer who had the rights to (the book). He and I started talking and now we are developing. We have a director and a writer and it's getting going."

"The Glass Castle," which spent more than 335 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list, details Walls' poor and dysfunctional upbringing as she is raised by an eccentric artist mother and alcoholic father.

The Lionsgate film will be directed by Destin Cretton, who wrote and directed this summer's well-received drama "Short Term 12." The screenplay, which was originally written by Marti Noxon, is being rewritten by Cretton and Andrew Lanham. A production date for the movie has not yet been set.


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