We have seen so many different books being adapted for the big screen over the years, whether it be a work of fiction or something based on true events, with there definitely being a mixed response depending on the source material and how it is adapted for the big screen. There are many more books in the process of being adapted into movies, including the book Burial Rites, which now seems to have found its dream team.
It was announced a little while back that the Burial Rites movie would be directed by the extremely talented and exciting star Luca Guadagnino, and it now looks like the film has found its leading lady, in the form of one of the biggest and best stars to ever grace Hollywood. Jennifer Lawrence is no stranger to working on a project based on a book and it has now been reported that she will star in the lead role in Burial Rites.
For those of you unfamiliar with the book Burial Rites "is based on Agnes Magnúsdóttir, played by Lawrence, who was the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland back in 1830. She was sentenced to meet her end after she killed two men and set fire to their home, with the story itself picking up when Agnes is waiting to get confirmation from the high court that she will be sentenced to death. During that time, she finds herself forging bonds with others as she reflects on just what she was have supposed to have done."
With such a top movie making talent as Luca Guadagnino being on board to direct the project and with one of the biggest stars in Hollywood on board to star in the film, we have no doubt that Burial Rites is going to go on to become a hugely successful movie. We will keep you up to date with progress of this project!