The Weinstein Company announced today that they will finance and distribute The Ends of the Earth, with Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games) currently in talks to star in what’s described as an epic, based on true events love story.
The Ends of the Earth is about powerful oil tycoon Ernest Marland who loses everything after engaging in a controversial love affair with his adopted daughter Lydie. He eventually anulled the adoption so that he could marry her. It certainly sounds like it’s going to be tough to do this right without making the whole thing seem creepy, although it is true Lydie wasn’t adopted until she was 19, so he wasn’t doing a full-on Woody Allen.
The screenplay comes from Chris Terrio (Argo), although no director has been hired as yet. (Source: Variety)