The film will tell the story of powerful oil tycoon Ernest Marland, who loses everything after he is caught having an affair, and will be penned by Argo’s Oscar-nominated screenwriter Chris Terrio, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lawrence is also rumoured to be starring in Russell’s next film, an untitled drama starring Silver Linings Playbook’s Bradley Cooper, as well as Christian Bale and Amy Adams. Russell, who also directed The Fighter and I Heart Huckabees, has a history of casting stars in multiple movies.
Lawrence is up in the best actress category at this year’s Academy Awards for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook. Russell has been nominated for best director while the film has a shot at best picture as well as five other Oscars.
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