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Jeannette Walls’ book The Glass Castle is getting the big screen treatment, and Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence is said to become its star.
According to Deadline, Lionsgate acquired the rights to the book, with Gil Netter from The Blind Side producing and Marti Noxon penning the script.
The Glass Castle: A Memoir, about Walls’ real-life "dysfunctional but vibrant" family, came out in 2005 to immense success, staying on the New York Times’ best-selling for 250 weeks.
The Chicago-Tribune reports that the book is based on Walls’ dysfunctional childhood with her four siblings and eccentric parents and their experience growing up in numerous households. Walls is also a gossip columnist.
Although Lawrence hasn’t signed on in any formal capacity yet, she is said to be in talks to star in the film adaptation of the best-selling book.
Her other upcoming projects include The House at the End of the Street and The Silver Linings Playbook, also starring Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.