Jennifer Lawrence to star in and produce the film adaption of Hannah Kent’s BURIAL RITES!

(9780316243926/$15.00/April 1, 2014

(9780316243926/$15.00/April 1, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence will star in and produce Burial Rites, based on Hannah Kent's debut novel. Directed by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name), the film's producers also include Allison Shearmur and Justine Ciarrocchi, with Gary Ross and Jerry Kalajian executive producing. TriStar Pictures has worldwide rights to the picture.

TriStar president Hannah Minghella, who, with Shary Shirazi, will oversee the production, said, "Luca is a rare talent. His movies capture an exquisite sense of place inextricably linked to the emotional state of the complex characters he creates. I can't imagine a more thrilling partnership than Luca and Jennifer coming together to bring Agnes' beautiful and tragic story to life."

Shearmur added that Guadagnino is "a masterful storyteller who brilliantly captures the nuance of the human condition in his films. I cannot wait for him to bring his original voice to the raw, visceral brutality, and poetry of Hannah Kent's haunting true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland, for the murder of two men."