Scott Cooper is working on his next film after last year’s indie classic Crazy Heart. Jennifer Lawrence is looking for the lead role in the film titled Lie Down in Darkness.

“I am obsessed with that part,” she told W Magazine. “I have this feeling of protectiveness over characters I want to play. I worry about them—if someone else gets the part, I’m afraid they won’t do it right; they’ll make the character a victim or they’ll make her a villain or they’ll just get it wrong somehow.”

“I’m trying to write the director of ‘Lie Down in Darkness’ a letter to convince him that I should be in his movie. I’ll chase him if I have to. I’ll sit outside his house.” She laughed. “I’m beside myself over that script. When I get like that, anything’s possible.”

This is the commitment actors should really show for their roles. The film will be based on the book by William Styron of the same name. The story is about Loftis family. Milton and Helen and their daughters, Peyton and Maudie are members of the family. The story is told through a series of flashbacks on the day of Peyton‘s funeral. It is a powerful depiction of a family doomed by its failure to forget and its inability to love.

Lawrence is working on her way to getting the role of Peyton for the film.

This is what Scott Cooper, who has not been finalized to helm the project, had to say.

“the widow and children of no less than William Styron have asked him to direct ‘Lie Down in Darkness'” and that he has “already written the script. Styron’s daughter, Susannah, will be the producer. Now the search is on for the three actors to play the major roles.”

This is just great news for the director and the star of the film. The film will be produced by the daughter of Styron: Susannah. Lawrence is busy working on the pre -production for X Men First Class. It will be nice if she gets out of the film because of her love for the other role.

Source: THR