Jennifer Lawrence To Star In New Biopic From “American Hustle” Writer


jennifer-lawrence-2-768 has found her next biopic as she signs on to star in MARITA as Marita Lorenz, the lover of Fidel Castro. The project hails from , the co-writer of American Hustle.

The film follows Lorenz’s life as she meets and begins an affair with Cuban leader Fidel Castro in 1959 when she was 19-years-old. After living with Castro for some time, Lorenz left Cuba and joined anti-communists in the U.S., where she was recruited by the CIA for an assassination mission. In 1960, she returned to Cuba to carry out the mission but, according to lore, yielded to love. 

Singer sold the pitch to Sony Pictures who picked it up in a bidding war. , Lawrence, , and are producing. Ange Giannetti will oversee for Sony. 

Lawrence was most recently seen on the big screen in Joy, which earned her a Golden Globe award. She recently finished shooting Passengers for Sony and will next be seen in X-Men: Apocalypse.

She is repped by .


 | Staff Writer

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