It seems Darren Aronofsky has officially abandoned the Evel Kneival biopic he was once set to direct with Channing Tatum in the lead role. Now, Aronofsky has settled on an indie project as his next film, and Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to star.
Variety has the exclusive news on the project, which doesn’t go much beyond the aforementioned news. Jennifer Lawrence, one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood, has The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part II and the David O. Russell drama Joy hitting theaters this fall.
On the other hand, Darren Aronofsky has been mulling several projects for several years it seems. The director most recently helmed Noah early last year, and before that it was 2010 when Black Swan was a major Oscar contender and earned Natalie Portman her Best Actress Academy Award.
The idea of Lawrence teaming up with Aronofsky is wonderfully intriguing, as Aronofsky has done some great things with female performances in the past (Jennifer Connelly in both Noah and Requiem for a Dream, Portman, Marisa Tomei). Not to mention, it would be nice to see Jennifer Lawrence take on a dramatic role away from David O. Russell.