WINTER’S BONE star looking at Winslow’s SAVAGES.

Deadline is reporting Oscar nominated Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to star in Oliver Stone’s SAVAGES. SAVAGES is based on the awesome novel by Don Winsow. Jennifer would play O, the friend/lover of Chon and Ben, a couple of pot growers.

Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run a Laguna Beach–based marijuana operation, reaping significant profits from their loyal clientele. In the past when their turf was challenged, Chon took care of eliminating the threat. But now they may have come up against something that they can’t handle—the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and sends them the message that a “no” is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel escalates its threat, kidnapping Ophelia, the boys’ playmate and confidante. O’s abduction sets off a dizzying array of ingenious negotiations and gripping plot twists that will captivate readers eager to learn the costs of freedom and the price of one amazing high.
Lawrence was utterly amazing in WINTER’S BONE and has had any number of studios and production companies trying to get her for their projects. I think this would be an excellent next step for her. The novel is one of the best things I have read in years and the character of O is interesting and fun.

Stone is directing and Winslow, along with Shane Salerno, has handled the screenwriting duties.