Those arrows Jennifer Lawrence carries around in Hunger Games are turning out to be the most powerful arrows since Cupid’s. Like her famous bow-wielding predecessor, Lawrence has made nearly everyone fall in love with her. She is probably the most intriguing film star in the world, at least to the people in the most valuable demographic. (That’s young and young-ish people with dreams.) This means J.Law can shoot her real life arrows at whatever she wants, and the thing she hits becomes hers. Inevitably fans–and directors–project their own desires onto Lawrence’s arrows. They aim her arrows where they want. Is Quentin Tarantino one of them?
Collider reported the breathless news that the enigmatic Lawrence was in talks to be the sole female star in Tarantino’s already legendary (though as-yet-unmade) Western–The Hateful Eight. But Jeff Sneider, Hollywood watcher at The Wrap, reports that Lawrence’s publicist denies the Tarantino talks. But if Jennifer Lawrence wants the role, you can bet it’s hers. She just has to pull a point out of her quiver and aim it at Tarantino. The director is way too savvy not to be smitten by her talent and vast audience appeal. And nobody recognizes audience appeal better than Tarantino–who once dusted off a supposedly used-up John Travolta for Pulp Fiction and neither actor, nor director ever looked back.