Jennifer Lawrence to produce and star in adaptation of ‘Burial Rites’


In 2014, we first heard that Jennifer Lawrence was attached to the movie adaptation of Hannah Kent’s Icelandic drama, Burial Rites, to be directed by The Hunger Games alum Gary Ross.

Now, the project has been taken over by TriStar Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures, with Jennifer set to produce. Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) will direct.

Burial Rites follows the historically true crime surrounding Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last criminal to be publicly executed in Iceland. Agnes, along with two others, was convicted of killing her employer, possibly lover, and a friend.

Read our review of Burial Rites in light of an adaptation here.

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