Jennifer Lawrence to Play Claire Bidwell Smith in Memoir Movie

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Claire Bidwell Smith isn’t only a Rumpus interviewee and writer of Letters in the Mail—she’s also the author of a wrenching memoir about coming of age while losing both her parents.

That book, The Rules of Inheritance, is now being adapted into a movie with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role.

Congratulations, Claire! We can’t wait to see it!


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →