Jennifer Lawrence will soon be adding a bloody role to her CV after being cast as Fidel Castro’s lover in the upcoming movie “Marita,” according to Hollywood Reporter.
Lawrence will be seen in yet another biopic in the wake of “Joy” as she will be seen playing Marita Lorenz, a woman who had an affair with Castro in 1959. Although Lorenz was recruited by the CIA and sent on a mission to assassinate Castro the following year, Vanity Fair suggests that Lawrence’s character had romantic feelings for the Cuban revolutionary.
After arriving to Cuba with her father, she fell in love with the communist leader and the two of them lived together for several months. When Lorenz got pregnant, Castro is rumoured to have told her to abort the fetus at six months.
The movie is written by Eric Warren Singer, who also wrote “American Hustle,” in which Lawrence played a pivotal role. Lawrence also received the best supporting actress nomination for “American Hustle.”
According to The Telegraph, the “Hunger Games” star will be co-producing “Marita” with Andrew Rouleau and Scott Mednick.
Lawrence was recently nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for her role as Joy Mangao, which is based in an American biopic of a self-made millionaire. The movie also stars Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.
Prior to this nomination, Lawrence has already won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in David O. Russel’s romantic comedy, “Silver Linings Playbook,” earning her the reputation of the second-youngest Best Actress Oscar winner.
Lawrence will be next seen in the “X-Men: Apocalypse” movie where she will be playing Raven Darkhölme / Mystique. The movie is scheduled to be released on May 27, 2016.