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Movie buzz: Jennifer Lawrence on equality, John Carpenter in concert

WHO Jennifer Lawrence

THE DEAL The star of "The Hunger Games" spoke out about gender inequality in the latest issue of Lena Dunham's Lenny newsletter. In an essay, Lawrence directly addressed the Sony email hacks that revealed she made less than her co-stars on "American Hustle" and blamed herself for trying to play the cooperative female. "Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper all fought and succeeded in negotiating powerful deals for themselves," she wrote. "I'm sure they were commended for being fierce and tactical, while I was busy worrying about coming across as a brat and not getting my fair share."

WHO John Carpenter

THE DEAL The horror filmmaker is becoming increasingly famous for his self-penned musical scores. In fact, he's becoming a bit of a rock star. Carpenter, 67, will play his first live concert at the renowned ATP music festival in Iceland next year. His new album, "Lost Themes Remixed," featuring industrial-rock stalwarts like JG Thirlwell and Skinny Puppy's oh Gr, will be released Friday. Carpenter is the director, writer and composer behind hits like "Halloween" and "Escape From New York."

WHO Orson Welles

THE DEAL The legendary filmmaker is one of three writers whose unproduced scripts will be broadcast as radio plays for the BBC's "Unmade Movies" series throughout this month. James McAvoy and Hugh Laurie will be among the voice casts. The three productions are Welles' "Heart of Darkness," Arthur Miller's "The Hook" and Alfred Hitchcock's "The Blind Man," written with Ernest Lehman. "To discover an unmade screenplay of the caliber of any of these is a find in itself," BBC drama commissioner Jeremy Howe said in a statement, "but to unearth three is little short of a miracle."


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