Jennifer Lawrence puts on the horror hat in the new thriller, House At The End Of The Street. (PHOTO: Relativity Media).
Jennifer Lawrence may play the butt-kicking heroine Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, but in the new horror film, House At The End Of The Street, the actress could use a bit of Katniss' help.
On Thursday, Relativity Media released the film's first trailer (via MTV), showing Lawrence as a girl held captive in, you guessed it, a house.
In great in medias res fashion, the trailer plays backwards (literally, in some clips), showing what Lawrence's character and her mother, played by Elisabeth Shue, were doing before the all the scary happened. (And just what was responsible for the great capture).
Before you experience the fear . . . before you know the pain, witness the horror, to uncover the truth, the trailer's title cards explain.
The trailer goes on to show that the thing that captured Lawrence's character is actually a little girl, who murdered both her parents some years ago. The real horror is not knowing whether the little girl is actually alive.
While House At The End Of The Street will most likely not make anywhere as much as The Hunger Games at the box office ($232 million worldwide, and counting), the thriller is proof that Lawrence is one of those versatile actresses who can play just about any character, and a reminder of why she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Winter's Bone two years ago.
In 2012 alone, the 21-year-old will star in four films, including the David O. Russell comedy The Silver Linings Playbook, opposite Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Lawrence will also reunite with her Hunger Games family, when Catching Fire starts production this summer (for a November 2013 release).
House At The End Of The Street, directed by Mark Tonderai (Hush), also stars Gil Bellows and Max Thieriot. The film opens in theaters Sept. 21. (Trailer courtesy of Relativity Media and MTV).