Casting News: Lawrence, Giamatti, Rossum

Rules of Inheritance
Jennifer Lawrence (“The Hunger Games”) is attached to star in and produce Susanne Bier’s “Rules of Inheritance” at FilmNation.

Abi Morgan penned the script based on Claire Bidwell Smith’s memoir. The story follows a young woman who loses her family but finds herself in the process. [Source: Variety]

Love and Mercy
Paul Giamatti is set to play Dr. Eugene Landy, the therapist to troubled Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson, in Bill Pohlad’s indie drama “Love & Mercy.” Shooting aims to begin this Summer.

John Cusack and Paul Dano will play Wilson during different points in his remarkable life. Giamatti’s character wormed his way into the artist’s life to an unhealthy and perhaps unethical degree. [Source: The Wrap]

Emmy Rossum and Justin Long have joined the cast of Sam Esmail’s quirky indie rom-com “Comet” at Milestone Media. Scott Stone, Farnaz Fahid, Lee Clay, Chad Hamilton and Steve Golin will produce.

Set in a parallel universe, the story bounces back and forth over the course of an unlikely but perfectly paired couple’s six-year relationship. [Source: Deadline]