Jennifer Lawrence set for Oliver Stones Savages

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Oscar-nominated Winter’s Bone actress Jennifer Lawrence has signed on to work with Oliver Stone in new movie Savages .

Based on the bestseller by Don Winslow, Savages is a dug-fuelled crime saga set in Laguna Beach, where the Baja Cartel are offing any drug dealers who don’t sell their substances through them.

When Ophelia, the beautiful accomplice to pushers Ben and Chon, is kidnapped and held ransom for $1m, they’re tipped into a druggy warfare that has only one bloody outcome.

Lawrence, whose fierce turn in Winter’s Bone has made her a hot contender at this year’s Oscars, will play Ophelia.

Meanwhile Stone, who is hoping to film this June, has Leo DiCaprio, Aaron Johnson, James Franco, Tom Hardy and Garrett Hedlund on his list as potential dealers. Benicio Del Toro is also wanted to play a Mexican leader.

Next up for Lawrence is X-Men: First Class , The Beaver and Like Crazy . Her busy year is only going to get busier.

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