‘Short Term 12’ Director Circles ‘Glass Castle’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence (EXCLUSIVE)

Destin Cretton
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Destin Cretton in negotiations to direct Lionsgate pic

After receiving rave reviews for his work on “Short Term 12,” Destin Cretton may have landed his next big gig: He is in early negotiations to direct Lionsgate’s “The Glass Castle,” starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Cretton would also rewrite the script with Andrew Lanham. Marti Noxon wrote the first draft of the adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ 2005 bestselling memoir.

The story follows a young girl raised in dysfunctional family with an eccentric artist mother and an alcoholic father who would stir the the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

The film is being produced by Lawrence and Gil Netter. Lionsgate’s Erik Feig, Gillian Bohrer and James Myers are overseeing the project for the studio.

Lionsgate has been highly motivated to get anything Lawrence-related off the ground. The “Hunger Games” star’s film project “Burial Rites,” with Gary Ross attached to direct, was just picked up by Lionsgate for distribution.

Cretton is repped by WME. Lanham is repped by UTA.

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  1. johnny says:

    I would like to see Kevin Bacon cast as the alcoholic father in The Glass Castle and Kyra Sedgwick cast as the mother. They have a similar look to Jennifer Lawrence and are outstanding, talented, actors.

  2. Renee says:

    The Glass Castle was an excellent book. There were times when I would say to myself, “Ok…there’s no way this could possibly be real,” because of JUST how much dysfunction is in her family, but I think Jennifer would portray her very well. It would be interesting to see the age progression, because the story starts out when she’s just a little girl and works its way up until she’s an adult.

  3. Amy says:

    this needs to happen.

  4. Zander Farnsley says:

    Nuance master.

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