The Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in and produce a 19th century true-crime drama to be directed by ‘Call Me by Your Name’ helmer Luca Guadagnino.
Titled ‘Burial Rites’, the film is based on the Hannah Kent novel of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film follows Agnes Magnusdottir (Lawrence), the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland in 1830.
Magnusdottir was sentenced to death for killing two men and setting fire to their home, with the story taking place as she awaits confirmation of her death sentence by the high court.
Writer Hannah Kent shared the news on Twitter:
— Hannah Kent (@HannahFKent) December 12, 2017
Meanwhile, Luca Guadagnino’s Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet starrer ‘Call Me by Your Name’ has received unanimous acclaim, with particular praise given to its direction, screenplay, musical score, and performances, and was chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the top 10 films of the year.
The film has been nominated for three Golden Globes.