ByHeather Snowden, writer at
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Heather Snowden

Despite a myriad of previous roles, it was the film adaptation of Suzanne Collin's dystopian universe that catapulted #JenniferLawrence to international fame back in 2012. Four years on and the 25-year-old actress has certainly proved she's more Katniss Evergreen than Everdeen, what with being this year's highest paid Oscar nominee, and dropping truth bombs most female actresses wouldn't while also dropping truth bombs most people probably should.

Now, only half a year after the release of the final movie in the #HungerGames franchise, Lawrence has lined up six super interesting projects. Let's take a look:

1. Venturing Into The Unknown In It's What I Do

A selection of Lynsey Addario's stunning photography via Instagram
A selection of Lynsey Addario's stunning photography via Instagram

The film will be an adaptation of Lynsey Addario's It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, a memoir from the woman who searches for truth in the world's most dangerous locations. Jennifer Lawrence will be directed by Steven Spielberg in this fascinating depiction of the female journalist, who was once one of four people held captive by the Libyan Army in 2011.

Release Date: TBD

2. Fighting The Feds In Bad Blood

Oscar winning 'The Big Short'
Oscar winning 'The Big Short'

Nope, as much as I'd love it, this is not a movie based on Taylor Swift's 2010 hit; in fact, the narrative couldn't be further from it. The movie will focus on the federal investigation of entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes's (Lawrence) blood-testing bio-tech company, which catapults her to fame with an estimated value of billions, that is until her integrity is called into question.

As Bad Blood will be directed by The Big Short's Adam McKay, who won the Best Screenplay Oscar back in February, it seems like this film will have similar big-hit potential.

Release Date: TBD

3. Flying To The stars In Passengers

Jennifer Lawrence will star alongside Chris Pratt and Michael Sheen in this star-gazing tale with a super intriguing synopsis:

A spacecraft is transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet that has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger.

Passengers also features a sex scene between Lawrence and Pratt, which was apparently so awkward to film JLaw had to call her mom and get absolutely smashed first, so there's that to entice you, too.

Release Date: December 21, 2016

4. Probably Losing Her Mind In Mother

Jennifer Lawrence in 'The Poker House'
Jennifer Lawrence in 'The Poker House'

With Requiem for a Dream's director Darren Aronofsky helming this so far untitled project, we can probably expect Jennifer Lawrence to head in a bold and totally different direction, which is already an exciting proposal. Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Michelle Pfeiffer (Scarface), Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), Ed Harris (A History of Violence) and Brian Gleeson (Snow White and the Huntsman) will co-star in this film that centers on a couple's tested relationship following the arrival of uninvited guests.

While that synopsis is clearly very thin at the moment, the team involved indicates that this will be a very interesting watch indeed.

Release Date: 2017

5. Seducing The Enemy In Red Sparrow

Lawrence in American Hustle
Lawrence in American Hustle

Teaming up once more with Francis Lawrence — the award winning director behind three movies within #TheHungerGames franchise — JLaw will star alongside Midnight Special's Joel Edgerton to tell the tale of a "sexy" Russian Spy who falls for a CIA officer. One would assume that Lawrence will play the attractive spy in question, but details surrounding the movie are still pretty scarce — watch this space.

Release Date: November, 10, 2017

6. Waltzing Up A Storm In Zelda

Alison Pill as Zelda Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris
Alison Pill as Zelda Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris

Taking on the '20s in style, JLaw is set to wriggle to the tune of Zelda Fitzgerald's drum in an awesome biopic based on the life of the infamous socialite. Undoubtably the movie will focus on Zelda's tumultuous relationship with The Great Gatsby writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, her battles with metal illness and alcoholism, and of course, the roaring party scene.

#Inferno director Ron Howard will lead the project, however all other details are currently unknown.

Release date: TBD


Which movie are you most excited to see?