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Brie Larson is in early talks to replace Jennifer Lawrence in The Glass Castle, an adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ memoir.
The 2006 book centers on Walls’ upbringing in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads.
If the deal makes, The Glass Castle would reunite Larson with her Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton, who is directing the adaptation. Marti Noxon wrote the first draft of the script with Cretton and Andrew Lanham came on to write additional drafts.
Lawrence has been attached to the long-gestating project since late in 2013, when she signed on to star and produce it. But the Lionsgate project has stalled over the years, and Lawrence eventually dropped out. She has several other projects in the works including sci-fi love story Passengers, The Rosie Project and her screenplay with her new BFF Amy Schumer.
Larson stars in Room, the adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s popular novel. The film, in which Larson stars as a mother with a 5-year-old child who is held in captivity, debuted at Telluride and TIFF to rave reviews and awards buzz. Larson, who recently appeared in Amy Schumer’s comedy Trainwreck, has Kong: Skull Island, Free Fire and Wiener-Dog coming up. She’s repped by WME, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Sloane, Offer.
Lionsgate had no comment.
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