Pop Goes The News — Jennifer Lawrence is spending another summer in Montreal — but this time it’s not to play Mystique in an X-Men flick.
The 25-year-old Oscar winner is starring in Darren Aronofsky’s next film, Day 6, which will shoot in the city from mid-June to mid-August.
Lawrence worked in Montreal during the summer of 2013 on X-Men: Days of Future Past and again last summer on X-Men: Apocalypse.
She will co-star in Day 6 with Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Ed Harris. Domnhall Gleeson (who was in the Montreal-shot Brooklyn) and his brother Brian Gleeson (who appears in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie) are also in the film.
Day 6 is reportedly a thriller that centres on a happy couple whose lives are turned upside down by a pair of uninvited guests.
Lawrence has some experience in the suspense genre. She starred in the 2012 thriller House at the End of the Street — which was shot in the Ottawa area in the late summer of 2010.
Lawrence won Best Actress at the Academy Awards for her work in 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook and earned nominations for Winter’s Bone, American Hustle and Joy. She is also well known for playing Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games movies.
Ironically, Lawrence was originally set to play the lead role in The Glass Castle, which is filming in Montreal from June 4 to Aug. 4. Instead, it will star Brie Larson (Room).
Aronofsky, best known for directing 2000’s Requiem for a Dream and 2010’s Black Swan, made 2006’s The Fountain with Hugh Jackman in Montreal in early 2005.
Other stars working in Montreal this summer include Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson and Max Greenfield.