Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence

Apple Original Films has added A24 Jennifer Lawrence drama Causeway to its slate and is planning a global debut in theatres and on Apple TV+ later this year.

Lila Neugebauer directs Lawrence as a soldier struggling to adjust to her life after returning home to New Orleans. Emmy nominee Brian Tyree Henry, whose credits include Atlanta and upcoming action thriller Bullet Train, co-stars.

Apple did not confirm at time of writing whether the title will be part of its awards season slate. Ottessa Moshfegh and Luke Goebel, and Elizabeth Sanders co-wrote the screenplay.

Lawrence is producing with Justine Ciarrocchi for Excellent Cadaver. Neugebauer serves as executive producer. The film is produced by IAC Films, IPR.VC, Excellent Cadaver and A24.

Lawrence and Ciarrocchi are attached to produce and Lawrence to star in the Theranos drama Bad Blood for Apple and director Adam McKay. She is also attached to star in and produce with Ciarrocchi an untitled Sue Mengers biopic currently in development with Paolo Sorrentino set to direct.

She won the Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook and her credits include The Hunger Games and X-Men franchises, American Hustle, Joy, and Winter’s Bone.

The Apple Original Films slate includes Raymond & Ray starring Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke; Peter Farrelly’s The Greatest Beer Run Ever, a new dramedy starring Zac Efron and Russell Crowe and based on a true story; Spirited, a modern musical rendition of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol starring Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer; and Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon.