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Jennifer Lawrence in producer role

Published 12/11/2013 | 15:56

Jennifer Lawrence is producing a film
Jennifer Lawrence is producing a film

Jennifer Lawrence is set to produce her first film, an adaptation of The Glass Castle.

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The Hunger Games star will also take the lead role in the screen version of Jeanette Walls' 2005 best-selling memoir about her upbringing with an eccentric artist mother and an alcoholic father.

She said: "I don't know if I will be any good, but I'm trying it. So far I am not sure if I am because I am very instinctual, but not very verbal. But producing is something that I have really wanted to do."

Jennifer, 23, said she looked into adapting the memoir, which spent 335 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, because her mum loved the book and encouraged her to read it.

She said: "My mother is like the lucky charm with these kinds of things. She read Winter's Bone and Hunger Games and when I read The Glass Castle I thought it was amazing, so we found Gil Netter, the producer who had the rights [to the book].

"He and I started talking and now we are developing. We have a director and a writer and it's getting going."

The Lionsgate film will be directed by Destin Cretton. A production date for the movie has not yet been set.

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