By Gizem Yetim
Mostly known for her Hunger Games lead role as Katniss Everdeen, Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to star in an untitled indie film that director Darren Aronofsky has declared as his next project. The Black Swan director has begun reaching out to actors with hopes to begin shooting this spring even though the film is currently without a distributor.
Lawrence is currently in the process of filming Sony Pictures sci-fi drama Passengers. But playing this role is a big possibility for Lawrence because The Hunger Games and X-Men franchises are no longer on her schedule, with The Hunger Games franchise coming to a close next month, she’ll have more availability beginning in 2016. Jennifer Lawrence has become one of the more in-demand talents, many projects are being developed for her, but none of them have been giving the green light for the production.
Meanwhile, the director, Aronofsky, had been eyeing a couple of projects, including an untitled Evel Knievel biopic at Sony starring Channing Tatum, which he moved on from. Aronofsky has a first-look deal at New Regency, so there is a possibility the untitled project ends up at New Regency since they would get first dibs when the director is ready to turn it into execs. Aronofsky turned his attention to writing this untitled project hoping to make it his next directorial endeavor, after trying to have had one of his scripts turned in to the company earlier this year. The script was about a boy living in Staten Island whose drawings come to life. But the budget disputes could not be settled therefore he continued with the untitled project.
Jennifer Lawrence can be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and Fox’s Joy. Both Lawrence and Aronofsky are ripped by CAA.