Brian Tyree Henry Circling Jennifer Lawrence’s A24 Film, First Plot Details Revealed

IndieWire | 4/19/2019 | Staff
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Little is known of Jennifer Lawrence’s secretive A24 project, but at least we now know a little more. Collider reports that Brian Tyree Henry, fresh off a breakthrough year that saw him steal scenes in “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Widows,” has been offered the lead role opposite Lawrence. In addition, a few plot details are now available: The untitled film, written by first-time scribe Elizabeth Sanders and helmed by theater director Lila Neugebauer, will focus on a veteran of the Afghanistan War struggling to recover from a traumatic brain injury after returning home.

Lawrence will play said soldier, ending the sabbatical she took after last year’s “Red Sparrow.” An Oscar winner for her leading role in David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” she also received nominations for “Winter’s Bone,” “American Hustle,” and “Joy.” According to the Collider report, Lawrence “has been intrigued by the idea of doing a war-themed picture...
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