HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM – The X-Men movies’ Mystique might need to change her appearance for good in future movies.
Jennifer Lawrence, who has played the character since 2011’s X-Men: First Class, said in an MTV interview that she’ll be done with the role following next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
Asked by MTV about whether Apocalypse would mark a final appearance for Lawrence as the blue-skinned mutant, she said emphatically, “It is my last one, yes.” (Fox declined to comment on the subject when contacted by THR.)
This makes Lawrence the second X-Men cast member to suggest that Apocalypse would mark their final appearance in the last couple of weeks. Nicholas Hoult, who played the Beast in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, told E! Online that the 2016 installment of the series was the last movie he was signed up for, although he said he wouldn’t rule out returning in future.
It’s possible that X-Men: Apocalypse, to be directed by X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s Bryan Singer, has been constructed to plan ahead for any potential cast turnover. Characters rejoining the superhero franchise in the movie include Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey (Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan and Sophie Turner, respectively).
Additionally, Lawrence potentially departing the franchise doesn’t mean that Mystique will have to be dropped from the movies altogether. The Hunger Games actress is, after all, the second Mystique to have appeared in the series, following Rebecca Romijn’s appearances in the original X-Men trilogy. Being a shape changer does make recasting easier to explain in-story, after all.
X-Men: Apocalypse will be released May 27.
HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM – Warner Bros. has won a bidding war for the movie rights to It?s What I Do: A Photographer?s Life of Love and War, a memoir by Lynsey Addario.
Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in a package that also includes director Steven Spielberg and producer Andrew Lazar.
Addario is a war photographer who has spent time in war zones ranging from Afghanistan to the Congo to Somalia. She is one of the few females in a predominantly male club and was also at one point kidnapped.
Wynn Wygal, an exec at Lazar’s Warners-based banner Mad Chance Productions, was instrumental in bringing in the book.
This is the second major project to be thrown in development centering on a real-life figure to which Lawrence is attached. In January, she and her Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence boarded The Dive, the true love story of Cuban diver Francisco ‘Pipin’ Ferreras and the French-born diver Audrey Mestre.
Lawrence is currently shooting Joy, in which she portrays Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano.
Spielberg, Lazar and Warners first teamed to make American Sniper before Spielberg left the project over budgetary concerns. This look at war will be a take two.
Probably the year’s best possible casting news ? Jennifer and Chris Pratt are in talks to board Sony’s Sci-Fi drama ‘Passengers’. Read on to read the film plot!
VARIETY.COM – Jennifer Lawrence is in early talks to star in Sony?s space drama ?Passengers,? with ?The Imitation Game? director Morten Tyldum to helm.
Jon Spaihts, writer of ?Doctor Strange,? is penning the script. Sony bought rights to ?Passengers? in December.
?Passengers? is set on a spacecraft in the future, with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet. One passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else and decides to wake up a female passenger, sparking the beginning of a love story.
Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur will produce through Moritz?s Original Film banner along with Michael Maher for Start Media and Stephen Hamel of Company Films.
The project has a long development history: Focus was in talks to acquire U.S. rights with Keanu Reeves attached earlier in 2014; the Weinstein Co. ditched the project earlier after acquiring the rights. Both Reese Witherspoon and Rachel McAdams were at one point attached to the project.
Tyldum has been nominated for an Oscar and a DGA award for ?The Imitation Game.?
Lawrence is repped by CAA and was last seen in ?Hunger Games: Mockingjay ? Part 1,? which was the highest-grossing movie of 2014. She will appear in ?Mockingjay ? Part 2? later this year and in ?X-Men: Apocalypse? in 2016.
UPDATE, 3:53 p.m. PST ? Chris Pratt is in early talks for the male lead. Pratt will be seen next in ?Jurassic World.? That item of news was first reported by The Wrap.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, The exhibition will be officially opened with the inaugural Met Ball next May, co-chaired by Jennifer Lawrence, Wendi Murdoch, Anna Wintour, Chinese actress Gong Li and Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer.
It seems like the romance rumors are true!
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin were spotted enjoying dinner together at Beverly Hills hot spot La Dolce Vita on Monday night.
“They were super cute together,” said an onlooker. “They were laughing a lot and Jennifer was acting all goofy!”
Speculation about a budding romance between Lawrence, 24, and Martin, 37, first surfaced in August, and the two have reportedly been dating since late June.