Jennifer Lawrence reteaming with Gary Ross for East of Eden

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Jennifer Lawrence will star in a new adaptation of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, Deadline reports.

Her Hunger Games director, Gary Ross, will direct the Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment co-production.

Ross – who cites the book as his “favourite American novel” – is planning on making two films out of it.

Lawrence will play Cathy Ames in the picture, estranged wife of a farmer, and mother to two competitive sons.

Elia Kazan previously brought the picture to the big screen in 1955.

Lawrence and Ross are also shopping around a potential adaptation of Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites.

Kent’s book tells of a Icelandic woman accused of murder back in 1829.

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