The Movie Chain Challenge: Jennifer Lawrence and James Dean

What’s the Movie Chain Challenge, you ask? Each week, you’ll be, well, challenged to connect one movie star to another by identifying costars they have in common. Think of it as a true cinephile’s Six Degrees of Separation. Ever wonder who connects Matt Damon to Max von Sydow? Julia Roberts to Julie Andrews? Elizabeth Taylor to Taylor Kitsch? You’ve come to the right place.

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I’m making things a little more challenging for the sophomore chain challenge. This time, you only get one hint—at the chain’s exact midpoint.

As far as subject matter, I’m turning to a bright young starlet and an intriguing bit of movie news that came out recently. Jennifer Lawrence, it seems, will star as the detestable Cathy in a new cinematic version of John Steinbeck’s sprawling novel East of Eden (to be directed by The Hunger Games helmer Gary Ross and released in two parts). The original cinematic version was, of course, directed by Elia Kazan and starred James Dean as Cal Trask, Cathy’s son.

See if you can connect future mother to past son, Jennifer Lawrence to James Dean, and when you’re ready, click the banner below for the answer.

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