Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in Luca Guadagnino’s next film, Burial Rites. Guadagnino is currently drumming up Oscar buzz for Call Me By Your Name. Lawrence will also direct Burial Rites, which is a true-crime drama. TriStar Pictures has worldwide rights to the film, which draws on Hannah Kent’s 2013 novel of the same name. Lawrence will play Agnes Magnusdottir, the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland in 1830 after being sentenced to death for killing two men and setting fire to their home. The film centers on Agnes as she awaits confirmation of her death sentence by the high court. Allison Shearmur and Justine Ciarrocchi will produce with Lawrence will Gary Ross and Jerry Kalajian will executive produce.
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