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Jennifer Lawrence will star in Sissy Spacek’s directorial debut ‘Sweet Tea’

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The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence will play a young Southern mother in Sissy Spacek’s directorial debut Sweet Tea. “It’s a drama but it’s kind of a down south love story drama,” Lawrence tells EW exclusively. “About a mother who gets married young and meets another man and starts thinking that maybe she made a mistake.” Sweet Tea is scheduled to go into production within a week or two after Lawrence wraps The Hunger Games, Gary Ross’ adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ beloved dystopian YA novel which started filming last week in North Carolina. “Right after!” Lawrence cheerfully moans. “I was like damnnnnnn. When I read the script and I loved it I was like ‘Ohhhhh! Because I knew it was going to have to be directly after and I’m just going to be exhausted but I can’t help it. I love it.”

The Oscar nominee Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) finds herself in high demand right now, in the lucky position of turning jobs down. “If Hunger Games goes well, I can just do the things that I really want,” she says. “If the scripts are not what I absolutely love I don’t have to do them. I can just rest. So that’s what I keep saying to scripts. It’s good but not better than sleep.” But the Sweet Tea script, written by Blood Diamond scribe C. Gaby Mitchell, won her over, to say nothing of the prospect of working with Oscar winner Spacek on her directorial debut. “Sissy is nice, normal, just a mom,” she says, “and a great director too.”

Source: EW

 

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