Lawrence will be working alongside her Hunger Games director Gary Ross in his film adaption of John Steinbeck’s 1952 novel East of Eden. The film relocates the story of the Book of Genesis to post-WWI California. JLaw is set to play Cathy Ames, the evil mother of a troubled son who eventually changes her name and becomes a brothel madam. The character is described by Steinbeck as a “psychotic monster” with a “malformed soul,” which is definitely a far cry from Katniss.
It may be a little early, but I gotta say it: I can smell the Oscar nod already!