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Jennifer Lawrence set to star in the film adaptation of Burial Rites

Feb 7, 2018

Hannah Kent’s novel Burial Rites is to be adapted for film with Jennifer Lawrence attached to produce and star. Luca Guadagnino is set to direct, with his latest film Call Me by Your Name creating buzz for receiving both Golden Globes and Oscars nominations.

Published by Picador in 2013, Burial Rites has sold in 31 languages and has been met with much critical acclaim. Centering on Agnes Magnusdottir, the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland in 1830, Kirkus described Burial Rites as ‘a magical exercise in artful literary fiction’.