NEW PROJECT: Jennifer Lawrence to Play Fidel Castro’s Lover for Sony

THR: The Golden Globe winner is set to play Marita Lorenz in ‘Marita,’ a pitch by ‘American Hustle’ scribe Eric Warren Singer.

After starring in a film inspired by the life of Miracle Mop creator Joy Mangano, Jennifer Lawrence is ready to tackle another real-life woman.

The actress, who received her fourth Oscar nomination last week, is attached to portray Marita Lorenz in Marita, a hot pitch from Eric Warren Singer, co-writer of American Hustle.

Sony Pictures, moving aggressively, picked up the project from the Oscar-nominated scribe in a competitive situation. Matt Tolmach will produce the romantic spy drama with Lawrence and Scott Mednick. Andre Rouleau is also producing.

Marita centers on Lorenz and how she met and began an affair with Cuban leader Fidel Castro in 1959 when she was 19 years old. After living with Castro for a spell, 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.

(Lorenz had quite the life, by the way. She also had an affair with a Venezuelan dictator, claimed to have been involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy and spied on diplomats for the FBI in the 1970s. She wrote two autobiographies and lives in Maryland.)

Singer spent months developing the project, working with Mednick and Rouleau, before bringing it to Lawrence, with whom he worked on Hustle, and taking it out to the town.

Sources say the true-life spy story attracted plenty of interest and bidding from other studios such as Fox 2000, Warner Bros., Paramount and Annapurna.

Sony is fired up about the project, hoping to find a director soon with the hopes of releasing a movie towards the end of 2017, depending on development goes.

Exec Ange Giannetti will oversee for the studio. (…)

Lawrence, repped by CAA, won a Golden Globe for her role as the housewife-turned-inventor in David O. Russell’s Joy, along with receiving an Oscar nomination. The Hunger Games actress, who will next be seen in X-Men: Apocalypse, is attached to a slew of other projects. Lawrence is set to star in Darren Aronofsky?s untitled project for Paramount with Javier Bardem; she is planning to write and star in a project with her new BFF Amy Schumer; and she is attached to Steven Spielberg?s film It?s What I Do, the story of a female war photographer.

With the Marita pickup, Sony is back in business with Lawrence, who recently completed the studio’s sci-fi love drama Passengers.

Along with writing American Hustle and Red Sparrow, Singer also wrote the script for 2009?s The International. He is repped by UTA and Mark Gochman.

Jennifer is nominated for an Oscar!

Jennifer is nominated for for an Oscar in Actress in a Leading Role category. It’s her 4th nomination?at the age of 25! She’s amazing!

Here are all the nominees in her category:

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

THR’s Full, Uncensored Actress Roundtable With Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson and More

Twentieth Century Fox Golden Globes After Party


Press Appearances ? Twentieth Century Fox Golden Globes After Party – Arrivals – January 10 [link]


Press Appearances ? Twentieth Century Fox Golden Globes After Party – Arrivals – January 10 [link]

Jennifer Lawrence won her 3rd Golden Globe Award!

Congratulations to Jennifer for winning her third Golden Globe Award for her role in David O. Russell?s ‘Joy’!

She looked beautiful in red Dior couture dress with a Roger Vivier bag and shoes and Chopard jewels.

Check out photos from the event and after party!


Press Appearances ? 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals – January 10 [link]


Press Appearances ? 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards – Ceremony – January 10 [link]


Press Appearances ? 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards – Press Room – January 10 [link]

Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy for "Joy". Photo by @inezandvinoodh #goldenglobes

Zdj?cie zamieszczone przez u?ytkownika Golden Globes (@goldenglobes)

Photo Shoots ? Session 2 – 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Portraits [link]

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