The 21-year-old is in talks to appear in The Weinstein Company film as American socialite Lydie Marland, who caused controversy when she married her adopted father, oil baron E.W. Marland.
Lawrence is the top choice for the challenging role. It is not yet known who will play her 54-year-old husband, reports variety.com
Chris Terrio has written the script and Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will co-produce the film.