Jennifer Lawrence Up For Stone's "Savages"

2/17/2011 Posted by Admin

Jennifer Lawrence Up For Stone's "Savages"

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

When I sat down to watch "Winter's Bone" recently, I wanted to closely watch the performances of Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes, because they both received Oscar nominations for their work on the film.

I didn't know much about Lawrence beforehand, but after seeing the film I can emphatically say that she deserves her nomination.  It's clear that she's a rising young star, she will appear in this summer's "X-Men: First Class" and according to Deadline, she's in line for a new project as well.

According to the site, Lawrence is in talks to join the cast of Oliver Stone's latest project "Savages."

The film is based on the bestselling novel by Don Winslow, and follows a love triangle between two best friend pot growers and 'O', the wild child girlfriend they share. Lawrence will play O.

"Despite their sharing, the friendship between brainy botanist Ben and Chon, a hardcore ex-Navy SEAL who returned from Afghanistan with top-quality pot, is unaffected. Together, they live a quiet, lucrative existence in Laguna Beach, growing and distributing said product."

Stone has been meeting with top actors to play the lead roles including Leonardo DiCaprio, Aaron Johnson, Tom Hardy, James Franco and Garrett Hedlund. He's also after Benicio Del Toro to play a Mexican drug cartel enforcer sent to muscle Ben and Chon out of business and who kidnaps 'O.'

Although I thought "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" wasn't quite up to par with the original, I thought it was ambitious and smart for Stone to show the effects of the financial crisis through that perspective. He has always been a controversial but top-quality filmmaker and this type of story seems suited to his style.

Lawrence was great in "Winter's Bone" and whomever she stars in this film with should make for a compelling love triangle.

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