Less than a month after its release, plans for a film adaptation of the novel “Burial Rites” by Hannah Kent are already well under way.
In addition to reuniting for an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden,” “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence and “Games” director Gary Ross are set to take on the big-screen version of “Burial,” according to Deadline, with Lawrence presumably starring as accused murderer Agnes Magnúsdóttir.
Lionsgate is in negotiations to release the movie.
“Burial” is set in 19th-century Iceland and follows Agnes, who is charged with killing her master and is sent to live with a family on a farm before her execution. The book has received positive reviews and was named one of Amazon’s best books of September, with Amazon editorial director Sara Nelson calling it “a great historical novel.”
“You get a flavor of the times,” she said. “The writing is really beautiful.”