The rights to the movie adaptation of Jeanette Walls’ ‘Glass Castle: A Memoir‘ has been purchased by Lionsgate. The company bought the rights to design the movie specifically to be centered around Jennifer Lawrence. Here is an excerpt from the article from The Playlist.
Lionsgate has snapped up the rights to Jeanette Walls‘ “Glass Castle: A Memoir” as a vehicle for their “The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawerence. And it’s some pretty powerful material. The book — which stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for over 250 weeks — tells the true tale of Walls’ childhood, which found her raised by abusive, dysfuctional parents. Her mother Rose Mary was creative, but also eccentric and immature, owning land in Texas worth millions (something they found out later) while they lived in deep poverty. At one point after Jeanette had grown up, Rose Mary choose to be homeless for the “adventure.” Meanwhile, her father Rex had trouble keeping a job, drank and smoked heavily, and had a dream of striking it rich and building the family the titular “glass castle.”
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source: The Playlist