The Weinstein Company announced today that they will finance and distribute The Ends of the Earth. They have acquired worldwide rights from Escape Artists, who will produce the film.
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, X-Men: First Class) is in discussions to star in the epic love story, based on true events, as Lydie Marland. In The Ends of the Earth, powerful oil tycoon Ernest Marland loses everything after engaging in a controversial love affair with his adopted daughter Lydie.
The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio (Argo). The director has yet to be chosen. The announcement was made today by TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, COO David Glasser and President of Production Dylan Sellers.
Said Weinstein, “I’m not sure that anything resonates more with an audience than a true story. Jennifer Lawrence shows the skill of a seasoned veteran in everything she does, and we’re thrilled to work with her again.”
Added Sellers, “Chris has brought to life with his writing one of the most epic love stories that people have yet to really discover. We knew right away that this script was something special.”
“Uniting with TWC on this project will allow this amazing true story to come to life in an artful and beautiful way,” said Escape Artists’ principal co-owner Todd Black. “We couldn’t be happier to be on board with them and to get the chance to uncover this story for audiences everywhere.”
Lawrence can next be seen in the September 21st thriller House at the End of the Street and the November 21st drama Silver Linings Playbook. She’s also set to soon begin production on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, set for release on November 22, 2013.
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