Jennifer Lawrence Will Play the Last Icelandic Woman to Be Publicly Executed 


Feel that frost creeping over your bones? It’s neither December nor the state of the world, simply that mother! herself, Jennifer Lawrence, will be playing Agnes Magnusdottir, who was executed for murder in 1830 in Iceland. The exact opposite of hygge, in other words.

Variety reports that Lawrence will star in Burial Rights:

The film draws on Hannah Kent’s 2013 novel of the same name, and centers on Agnes Magnusdottir (Lawrence), the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland in 1830. Agnes was sentenced to death for killing two men and setting fire to their home. The story takes place as Agnes awaits confirmation of her death sentence by the high court, a period of time that finds her reluctantly forging emotional and romantic bonds, while reflecting on her supposed crimes.

It’ll be directed by Luca Guadagnino, who’s coming off Call Me By Your Name, and Lawrence will produce, as well.

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