Jennifer Lawrence has been very selective with her roles over the last few years. Once a consistent performer, since 2019 she’s only appeared in Adam McKay‘s Don’t Look Up.
But with Lila Neugebauer‘s PTSD drama Causeway arriving Friday, Lawrence has chosen to work with another excellent female director – Lynne Ramsay, on a drama titled Die, My Love.
Die, My Love will be based on Ariana Harwicz‘s novel of the same name. It’s set in the French countryside where a woman is reaching the end of her rope as she faces down the darkness that lives inside her while being supported by an incredibly loving family. “It reads like Sylvia Plath“ Lawrence explained to New York Times reporter Kyle Buchanan.
Martin Scorsese will be a producer on the film. No other information is available right now, but Ramsay directing a Plath-esque story starring Lawrence sounds like a dream. A gritty, depressing one. Ramsay has previously helmed psychological dramas Ratcatcher, Morvern Caller, We Need To Talk About Kevin, and You Were Never Really Here.
Lawrence looks to be getting back on the acting horse, as she also has Gene Stupnitsky‘s comedy No Hard Feelings in development. She called the screenplay “the funniest script I’ve ever read” and explained that the film is “based off of a Craigslist ad from 2007 where a mother is looking for a young girl to date her son before he goes to college to boost his confidence.”
But one project she won’t be involved in is McKay’s Bad Blood, a biopic of disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. Rather than cite “scheduling conflicts” or use any other industry doubletalk, Lawrence simply explained that Amanda Seyfried‘s portrayal of Holmes in Hulu miniseries The Dropout was so good that she didn’t think it was worth competing with:
“I thought she was terrific. I was like, ‘Yeah, we don’t need to redo that.’ She did it.” The movie itself, an adaptation of John Carreyou‘s nonfiction book, is still in development, as far as anyone knows.
No Hard Feelings will release in 2023, while there’s currently no set date for Die, My Love. But it sounds like Lawrence is primed for a big year, which begins this Friday when Causeway arrives on Apple TV+.