Weinstein Co. to Finance and Distribute Jennifer Lawrence Vehicle ‘The Ends of the Earth’

The true story centers on an oil tycoon who falls in love with his stepdaughter

The Weinstein Company will finance and distribute "The Ends of the Earth" as a possible vehicle for "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence.

Getty ImagesThe true story centers on a powerful oil tycoon named Ernest Marland who loses everything after engaging in a controversial love affair with his adopted daughter. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio, who also penned the upcoming Iranian Hostage Crisis drama "Argo."

No director has yet been assigned to the steamy-sounding project. 

“I’m not sure that anything resonates more with an audience than a true story," Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of the studio, said in a statement. "Jennifer Lawrence shows the skill of a seasoned veteran in everything she does, and we’re thrilled to work with her again.”

Escape Artists will produce the film. Weinstein and Escape Artists made the deal based on the screenplay by Terrio.

Lawrence has had a packed schedule since her Oscar-nominated turn in 2010's "Winter's Bone" and her role as the bow-and-arrow wielding Katniss in "The Hunger Games." She will soon be seen in David O. Russell's comedy "The Silver Linings Playbook," and she will star in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and as the villainous Mystique in the sequel to "X-Men: First Class."