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Jennifer Lawrence and Anton Yelchin start filming LIKE CRAZY

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
June 17th, 2010

Jennifer Lawrence has started making some serious waves in Hollywood after her revelatory performance in Sundance winner WINTER’S BONE. Anton Yelchin is turning into something of a boy wonder, racking up a number of varied roles (from STAR TREK to TERMINATOR SALVATION to the upcoming FRIGHT NIGHT remake) that continually land him on the top of casting lists (hi, SPIDER-MAN). Put them together, and we can all stop scaring each other into thinking great talent is dead.

Lawrence and Yelchin will next be seen together in Mel Gibson’s THE BEAVER, but they’ve joined up again for the currently filming indie LIKE CRAZY. The romantic drama stars the two as “young college students who fall in love at first sight.” The two part for an extended period of time, but find themselves back together for “a dramatic (and complicated) reunion.” I’ll bring the tissues, you bring the licorice.

The cast of LIKE CRAZY is rounded out with Felicity Jones, Chris Messina, and Charlie Bewley. LIKE CRAZY is coming to us from some of the alumni of another Sundance hit, DOUCHEBAG. The film is being directed by DOUCHEBAG’s helmer Drake Doremus, is being produced by writer and producer Jonathan Schwartz, and was scripted by Doremus and DOUCHEBAG’s star Ben York Jones.

In my Sundance review of WINTER'S BONE, I sum up Lawrence’s performance as Ree as “the most fully-realized I’ve seen in a long time” and continue to stray to the side of hyperbole and call it “ruthlessly fearless” and “nearly flawless.” I rarely get that effusive. I simply cannot wait to see her paired up with Yelchin on screen.

If you still haven't checked out WINTER'S BONE yet, the film is currently in limited release. If it's playing near you, I can't encourage you enough to get your butt to the theater ASAP.

Source The LA Times

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