Jennifer Lawrence, the BFF we all wish we had, has officially signed on to the lead role of the big screen adaptation of The Rules of Inheritance. The film is based on the recently published memoir of Claire Bidwell Smith. The story is a tragic real life account of some of life’s greatest hardships and one girl’s struggle to overcome them.
The memoir which was published last year follows the life of Claire Bidwell Smith, an only child. At fourteen years old, both of her charismatic parents are diagnosed with cancer. What follows is a coming-of-age story that is both heartbreaking and exhilarating. As Claire hurdles towards loss she throws herself at anything she thinks might help her cope with the weight of this harsh reality: boys, alcohol, traveling, and the anonymity of cities like New York and Los Angeles. By the time she is twenty-five years old they are both gone and Claire is very much alone in the world.
The Rules of Inheritance vividly captures the deep grief and surprising light of a young woman forging ahead on a journey of loss that humbled, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
Deadline has reported that Susanne Bier will helm the project. Bier most recently worked on the film Serena which also starred Lawrence and her Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper. Lawrence will also produce alongside Bruce Cohen with the project being executive produced through FilmNation Entertainment.