Jennifer Lawrence Attached to True Story Biopic of Murder and Intrigue
Currently, a script is garnering the attention of both Sony Pictures and Jennifer Lawrence, based on Cuba's Fidel Castro, a little known historical figure of high interest to those who know the story.
American Hustle writer Eric Warren Singer is penning the script, titled aptly Marita, and THR learned that the Joy actress is currently attached to the project. The project focuses on Marita Lorenz, Castro's live-in mistress who was eventually recruited on behalf of the CIA to assassinate the man. History tells us that Marita did not take the life of the man she loves.
The story is certainly ripe with potential, and full of intrigue with details that beg to be explored. There's also plenty of opportunity for David O. Russell to jump on board as director, considering both Lawrence and Singer have collaborated with him famously in the recent past.
With Passengers finished filming, Lawrence is still linked to Darren Aronofsky's mystery project. She's also attached to the proposed Lynsey Addario biopic, which would see her team with director Steven Spielberg. It might be a while before Marita comes to life on the big screen.