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With both David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" (November 21) and Suzanne Bier's "Serena" (2013) in the bag, Jennifer Lawrence is a lock for two "Hunger Games" sequels (going from $500,000 to some $10-million for number two) and a reprise of her role as Mystique in an "X-Men: First Class" sequel, but her future indie pursuits are less certain. The Weinsteins are trying get the actress to star in "The Ends of The Earth," for which they recently acquired rights. The project, penned by "Argo" scribe Chris Terrio, is a "fact-based love story about a powerful oil tycoon Ernest Marland, who has everything stripped from him after he is caught in an affair with Lydie, his adopted daughter." Lawrence is also wanted for "The Glass Castle," which Lionsgate is producing, and is attached to Sissy Spacek's adaptation of Julia Oliver's novel, "Sweet Tea," currently in »


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