Friday, February 11, 2011

Jennifer Lawrence May Play Role of Ophelia in Film Adaptation of Savages by Don Winslow

Savages by Don Winslow
More information about the book

It was just about a year ago that we reported that Oliver Stone was set to produce and direct a film adaptation of Don Winslow's crime novel Savages.

Now, Deadline|Hollywood is reporting that Jennifer Lawrence may play the role of the young woman in a love triangle — and the center of business "negotiations" — that includes two best friends. Lawrence was recently nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Winter's Bone, one of, if not the, best film (in our opinion) of 2010.

In the book, part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run a Laguna Beach-based marijuana operation, reaping significant profits from their loyal clientele. In the past when their turf was challenged, Chon took care of eliminating the threat. But now they may have come up against something that they can't handle — the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and sends them the message that a "no" is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel escalates its threat, kidnapping Ophelia (Jennifer Lawrence's potential role), the boys' playmate and confidante. O's abduction sets off a dizzying array of ingenious negotiations and gripping plot twists that will captivate readers eager to learn the costs of freedom and the price of one amazing high.

You can read the first chapter(s) of Savages below. Use the Aa settings button to adjust text size, line spacing, and word density.

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