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J Law ‘Not Pretty Enough’ to Play Sharon Tate … Says Sister Debra

Margot Robbie has the chops and beauty to play Sharon Tate in a Quentin Tarantino movie about the Manson murders, but Jennifer Lawrence … not so much, at least according to Sharon’s sister.

Debra Tate told us if the Sharon role comes down to Margot or Jennifer … Margot’s the clear choice … and it’s not ONLY because of looks. Sounds like an unkind cut, but Debra explained why she’s not taking a shot at J Law.

According to a report … Tarantino’s putting finishing touches on a script for the Manson project, and both actresses are in the running for roles, though it’s not clear who they’d play.

Debra added she’s yet to hear a peep from Tarantino … which could be a problem because she owns the rights to her sister Sharon’s image and likeness.

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Quentin Tarantino Wants J-Law for Mason Murder Biopic

Quentin Tarantino is quietly starting to put together his latest project, and is talking to A-list actors for what is promising to be a unique take on the Manson Family murders.

The project, whose title is unknown, was written by Tarantino, who would also direct. Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who have produced and executive produced Tarantino’s previous films, are involved, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

WME is said to be in the early stages of shopping the project to studios to co-finance and co-distribute the venture, similar to the way Tarantino and the Weinsteins made the filmmaker’s 2009 movie Inglourious Basterds, which had Universal Studios as a financial and distributing partner. Sources say that Tarantino is putting the finishing touches on the script and that Brad Pitt, who worked with the filmmaker on Basterds, and Jennifer Lawrence have been approached. Studios could receive the package after Labor Day, according to one source. The plan is to shoot in 2018, possibly in the summer.

Script details are scant but one of the stories centers on Sharon Tate, the actress and wife of director Roman Polanski who was murdered by Manson and his followers in 1969.

Manson had ordered a group of his followers to attack the inhabitants of a house in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles, believing it was owned by a record producer who earlier had rejected him.

Over the course of several hours on the night of Aug. 8, the four followers, using guns and knives, brutally killed Tate, who was eight months pregnant, and four other occupants.

In 1971, Manson and members of his crew were sentenced to life imprisonment for these and several other murders committed that summer.

If the Manson-Tate project does become Tarantino’s next film, it will be his first movie based on true events.

Any talks with actors are in the early stages, and one insider said that Lawrence is not considering the Tate role.

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‘Dark Universe’ Producer Wants to Add Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Other A-Listers

The Mummy opens this Friday, and it’s supposed to signal the beginning of Universal’s Dark Universe franchise based around classic movie monsters. Producer and Mummy director Alex Kurtzman has been one of the guiding forces of this franchise alongside Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious), and he already has an outline of the films they want to tackle going forward.

Speaking to Fandom, Kurtzman said:

“We know we’re going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Invisible Man,” he says.

If Dracula is on the list, that’s probably the final nail in the coffin for Dracula Untold ever being considered part of this universe. Sorry, Luke Evans.

However, there are some other actors Kurtzman would like to bring into the fold. He tells Fandom, “I’d love to bring Michael Fassbender in, I’d love to bring Jennifer Lawrence in, I’d love to see Charlize Theron in there, Angelina Jolie…”

It’s worth noting that the next film in the Dark Universe, Bill Condon’s Bride of Frankenstein, still doesn’t have its title character, and I could easily see the studio eager to cast Lawrence, Theron, or Jolie in the role. Javier Bardem is already signed on to play Frankenstein.

While I understand Kurtzman’s eagerness to get the franchise rolling, one of the things I’ve admired is that they’re not getting ahead of themselves. While roles have been cast such as Johnny Depp as the Invisible Man, they’re not setting down release dates and then rushing to meet them. Bride of Frankenstein is the only movie on the schedule, and it’s not due out until 2019. That gives them plenty of time to figure out how to tackle all of these other pictures.

That being said, we’ll have to wait and see how The Mummy performs over the weekend to see if audiences are really interested in this new world of gods and monsters.

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Jennifer Lawrence May Be the Next “James Bond”

Is Jennifer Lawrence going from channeling Katniss …. to James Bond?

The Silver Linings Playbook and Joy actress, 25, is rumored to be a frontrunner to play the so-called “Blonde Bond” — a real-life female version of 007 named Betty Pack, Page Six reports.

The movie will be based on the nonfiction book The Last Goodnight by Howard Blum about the World War II secret agent who “changed the entire course of the war,” set to be published this Tuesday.

Sony’s Columbia TriStar Pictures has bought the film rights for six figures and already has their eye on JLaw for their leading lady. Mark Gordon, of Steve Jobs fame, will be producing the movie.

We’d love to see Jennifer as a heat-packing female Bond. Bring it!

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Studio Eyeing Jennifer Lawrence For ‘Blonde Bond’ WWII Thriller Movies

Time magazine called WWII secret agent Betty Pack “A Blonde Bond” in her obituary — and now actress Jennifer Lawrence is the early favorite of Sony Studios to play the “spy who changed the entire course of the war” in a film based on New York Times Bestselling author Howard Blum’s nonfiction account of Pack’s life, Page Six reports.

The Last Goodnight is described as a riveting biography of Betty Pack, who was hailed by OSS chief General “Wild Bill” Donovan as “the greatest unsung heroine of the war.” The suspense adventure will be available on April 12, 2016, by HarperCollins with a first printing of 100,000. Sony’s Columbia TriStar Pictures bought the film rights for a hefty six-figure sum and Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, Steve Jobs and the TV series Ray Donovan) will be producing. The book’s title comes from a tip the CIA passes on to its new agents: “The last person to whom you say good night is the most dangerous.”

Time wrote that Betty used the bedroom as Bond “uses a Beretta.” Jennifer’s A-list status certainly comes with cool-chick credentials, which makes her a charming choice to play the femme fatale. Lawrence has earned several accolades for her works, most especially from her collaborations with director David O. Russell. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook. She also earned a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the dark comedy American Hustle. Her performance as Miracle Mop creator Joy Mangano garnered a Golden Globe Award for the 2015 biopic Joy.

America’s Sweetheart is not without controversy. In 2014, Lawrence was one of the victims of the iCloud celebrity-photo leaks. Many personal nude photos of Lawrence were posted online, and she called the leak a “sex crime” and a “sexual violation.”

The Kentucky-born actress is also an outspoken feminist — having expressed her anger at Hollywood’s gender pay gap, and most recently calling for the industry to embrace the “new normal” body type. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Lawrence spoke out against what she sees as unfair expectations on female body types.

“I would like us to make a new normal-body type,” she told Harper’s. “Everybody says, ‘We love that there is somebody with a normal body!’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t feel like I have a normal body.’ I do Pilates every day. I eat, but I work out a lot more than a normal person.”

The starlet, who uses her A-list status to speak out on issues of discrimination, believes the emphasis on being thin has fostered an unhealthy outlook on what should be normal.

“I think we’ve gotten so used to underweight that when you are a normal weight it’s like, ‘Oh, my God, she’s curvy,’” Lawrence said. “Which is crazy. The bare minimum, just for me, would be to up the ante. At least so I don’t feel like the fattest one,” she added.

Lawrence channels her positivity and universal appeal through her Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, which supports charities such as the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Special Olympics, and Do Something. The non-profit organization motivates “young people, artists and the organizations that serve them,” to take action around social changes, according to the website.

Earlier this year, JLaw was asked by Glamour magazine if she’s still motivated by any part of her Kentucky personality.

“My cousin and I were talking last night about what we wanted to do with our dead bodies. And I’m like, ‘I want my ashes scattered on Lake Cumberland.’ And when I said it out loud, I was like, ‘Wow. You really are still rooted in your redneck [ways].’ [Laughs.] But basically it’s a certain grit. Everything’s very family oriented. Nobody knows or cares about designers. I care! But I didn’t used to,” she explained

Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming untitled thriller with Javier Bardem as a possible co-star, according to Variety. The film centers on a tranquil couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive and disrupt their home. It is set for release in 2017.