Jennifer Lawrence has signed on to star in and produce FilmNation's adaptation The Rules of Inheritance for director Susanne Bier (Things We Lost in the Fire).

Abi Morgan (Shame, The Iron Lady) wrote the adapted screenplay based on Claire Bidwell Smith's memoir. An only child, the author lost both of her parents to cancer over seven years, while she was a young adult. The book chronicles the many adventures and romances she embarks on, in an effort to cope with her loss, while finding out who she really is in the process.

FilmNation Entertainment is financing and handling sales on the project, with the studio's Glen Basner and Aaron Ryder producing, along with Jennifer Lawrence and Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook). Here's what Glen Basner and Aaron Ryder had to say about the story, in a joint statement.

"We are thrilled to be working with the dream team of Jennifer Lawrence, Susanne Bier, Abi Morgan and Bruce Cohen. We have no doubt that this inspirational and hopeful book will be turned into an emotionally powerful movie that audiences around the world will fall in love with."

No production schedule was given. Susanne Bier recently wrapped production on Serena, which reunites Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.