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Jennifer Lawrence will helm the ‘Real Housewives’-inspired murder mystery

Jennifer Lawrence will helm the ‘Real Housewives’-inspired murder mystery

Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in “The Wives,” a suspenseful murder mystery inspired by the dramatic flair of “The Real Housewives.” In the film, Lawrence delves into a world of feuds, day drinking and extravagant living until the plot deepens with murder.

Apple Original Films has won the project amid stiff competition. Lawrence will co-produce “The Wives” with Justine Ciarrocchi under her production banner Excellent Cadaver. The film is also produced by Tony and Independent Spirit Award nominee Jeremy O Harris (“Zola,” “Slave Play”) and Josh Godfrey through their bb2 label. Currently in development, details about the plot and production schedule remain under wraps.

The screenplay for “The Wives” is being written by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley, writers of the Pulitzer Prize finalist play “Circle Jerk.” The film marks a collaboration between Apple Studios and A24, who previously teamed up for the 2022 drama “Causeway,” which also starred Lawrence.

Apple and A24’s partnership extends to other high-profile projects, including Spike Lee’s “High and Low,” a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s film starring Denzel Washington. Their previous collaborations include Oscar winner Morgan Neville’s “Steve! (Martin) a Documentary in 2 Pieces,” and Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” starring Washington and Frances McDormand.

Apple’s upcoming releases boast an impressive lineup, including ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, ‘The Instigators’ starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck, and a Formula 1 film starring Brad Pitt and directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Lawrence recently starred in the R-rated comedy “No Hard Feelings” and appeared opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in “Don’t Look Up.” She is also known for serving as the lead cast member of “The Hunger Games” series.