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Lawrence, Ross in talks for Rites

Jennifer Lawrence and Gary Ross are in talks to get their film adaptation of Burial Rites picked up.

The Hunger Games star and director are hoping to work together again on a film of the Hannah Kent novel and are in negotiations for it to be picked up by Lionsgate, The Hollywood Reporter has said.

Jennifer will play the lead part in a tale based on the real-life case of Agnes Magnusdottir, one of the last two people to be executed in Iceland for a murder committed in 1928.

As she awaits her execution by beheading on an isolated farm, Agnes develops a bond with a priest and with the family that houses her who learn another side to her story.

The actress and director announced last week that they were planning to work on the film together and were looking for someone to pick up the package, which generated a lot of interest.

They also said recently that they would reunite for a new version of East Of Eden with Universal.

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