Jennifer Lawrence to Star in ‘East of Eden’ Adaptation

According to Deadline, Jennifer Lawrence will star in a new adaptation of the classic John Steinbeck novel East of Eden. The movie is being brought to the big screen by Gary Ross (the two first worked with Lawrence as the director of The Hunger Games), who has called Steinbeck’s classic family epic his favorite American novel. The book was first adapted back in 1952 in an award-winning effort starring James Dean. Drawing parallels between the story of Cain and Abel and two turn-of-the-century American families, Steinbeck’s Nobel Prize winning novel has been heralded for its exploration of themes like love, sin and personal freedom …

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