Jennifer Lawrence set to produce and star in The Rules of Inheritance

The 22-year-old Oscar winner will co-produce and star in Claire Bidwell Smith's memoir adaptation

Is there no limit to 22-year-old Jennifer Lawrence’s talents? If she wasn’t so charming we’d be starting to get annoyed!


As if it’s not enough that she took home best actress at this year’s Academy Awards, the Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook star is now set to turn her skillful hand to producing in new Susanne Bier film The Rules of Inheritance.

And it doesn’t stop there… The multi-gifted star, who will co-produce the flick alongside Silver Linings Playbook’s Bruce Cohen, is also taking the film’s leading role.

The young Oscar-winner will star as a young woman and only child who loses both her parents to cancer. As she finds herself all alone, she sets out on a journey of self discovery, via adventure, travel and romance. 

Based on the memoiors of Claire Bidwell Smith, The Rules of Inheritance’s script has been writen by Abi Morgan, who penned The Iron Lady, Shame and BBC’s The Hour.

Lawrence’s co-producer Cohen told Deadline: “Jennifer, Susanne, Abi and I are incredibly excited to be working on this extraordinary project together. We all believe this film can strike a deeply resonant chord with audiences, just as Claire’s riveting memoir has.”


2013 has so far been a busy year for Lawrence. As well as starring in hit David O Russell film Silver Linings Playbook, the star has worked on Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Serena, The Devil You Know, American Hustle and X-Men: Days of Future Past.