Jennifer Lawrence to Produce and Star in ‘Real Housewives’-Inspired Murder Mystery Film

Jennifer Lawrence is leaning in to her Bravo super fandom.

The consummate “Real Housewives” franchise binger and frequent “WWHL” guest will lead a film in development for Apple Original Films and A24 called “The Wives” that will feature a “Housewives” inspired murder, an individual with knowledge of the project told IndieWire.

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Much like Netflix’s “Knives Out” ensemble whodunit, “The Wives” will focus on elite housewives who may or may not have a murderer among them, according to Variety, which first reported the news. Specific plot details are being kept under wraps.

The feature will be written by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley, who both wrote the Pulitzer Prize finalist play “Circle Jerk.”

“The Wives” will be produced by Jeremy O. Harris (“Zola,” “Slave Play”) and Josh Godfrey under their bb2 banner. Lawrence and Justine Ciarrocchi are also producing for their banner Excellent Cadaver.

The satirical murder mystery “The Wives” was acquired by Apple Original Films and is currently in development, so it’s unclear when production may begin. “The Wives” will be co-produced by Apple Studios and A24. Lawrence previously starred in and produced “Causeway,” another Apple and A24 feature that was nominated for an Oscar.

In addition to “The Wives,” Harris is currently developing a new series for FX, HBO, and Legendary. His documentary feature debut “Slave Play. Not a Movie. A Play” was released by HBO, where he has an overall deal.

Lawrence has been a mega-fan of the “Housewives” Bravo tentpole franchise for years. She even told E! that she would give her Oscar to the cast of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” for making the “best reality TV finale, I think, ever.”

“I’ll give ‘em mine! I don’t care,” Lawrence said. “They deserve it!”

The actress formerly voiced her love of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and the reboot of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” as well as the now-cancelled “The Real Housewives of Dallas.”

Up next, Lawrence is set to star in Lynne Ramsay’s adaptation of Ariana Harwicz’s novel “Die, My Love.” The novel tells the story of a woman who deals with extreme mental health problems after giving birth in a secluded French village.

“[Lawrence] just really responded to the material, which is hardcore in some ways, because it’s about postnatal depression and bipolar [disorder],” Ramsay told Variety. “But it’s funny as well. Well, I’ve made it funny. I think I’ve made it funny. I hope I’ve made it funny.”

Upcoming for Apple is “Fly Me to the Moon” starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, the Jon Watts thriller “Wolfs” starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt, “The Instigators” starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck for director Doug Liman, “Blitz” from filmmaker Sir Steve McQueen, and, the still untitled Formula One feature from director Joseph Kosinski and starring Pitt.

Excellent Cadaver is represented by LBI. bb² is represented by CAA, 2AM and Andre Des Rochers and Anita Surendran at Granderson Des Rochers. Breslin and Foley are represented by CAA and Shreck Rose Dapello Adam Berlin and Dunham LLP.

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