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Jennifer Lawrence signs on for true crime drama 'Burial Rites,' plus more movie buzz

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Jennifer Lawrence attends "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" press line on Day 4 of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif. (July 20, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

WHO Jennifer Lawrence

THE MOVIE "Burial Rites"

THE DEAL The actress is set to re-team with director Gary Ross and Lionsgate Entertainment -- all of "The Hunger Games" -- for a true crime drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is based on a novel by Hannah Kent and would star Lawrence as Agnes Magnúsdóttir, who committed a murder in 1928. She became one of the last people executed in Iceland -- by beheading.


WHO Woody Allen

THE MOVIE "Blue Jasmine"

THE DEAL The writer-director has pulled his latest film from India, Variety reports, and for an unusual reason: the country's anti-smoking law. India requires an anti-smoking message to appear at the bottom of the screen whenever a character lights up, which Cate Blanchett's anxious Jasmine frequently does. Allen, however, reportedly felt that the warning would distract audiences from his film. "Blue Jasmine" was scheduled to open in India this weekend.


THE EVENT "Harry Chapin Rare Performances"

THE DEAL The late folk singer will play again in a compendium of concert footage presented by Freeport archivist Bill Shelley and the Folk Music Society of Huntington. Sandy and Josh Chapin, the singer's widow and son, will hold a Q&A following the screening. Clips of Chapin will include renditions of "Taxi," "Sniper," "Mr. Tanner" and his best-known song, "Cat's in the Cradle."

INFO Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $15. 800-838-3006;


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