Jennifer Lawrence To Star In Paolo Sorrentino-Directed ‘Mob Girl’ | Film News
Jennifer Lawrence has shown an affinity in the past for two things outside of her franchise fare: crime films, and true stories. With her latest project, she’ll be able to combine the two. Lawrence has signed on to star in Paolo Sorrentino‘s latest film, Mob Girl, based on Teresa Carpenter‘s novel.
It’s the first non-franchise project Lawrence has signed on for since 2018’s Red Sparrow. That was a dark crime thriller, while American Hustle also fit into the crime genre. Lawrence also portrayed entrepreneur Joy Mangano in 2015’s Joy, and is tentatively on board to play disgraced tech guru Elizabeth Holmes in Adam McKay‘s Bad Blood. However there hasn’t been much news on that for a while.
Anyway, Mob Girl is based on the life of the mob wife turned police informant Arlyne Brickman. The film follows Brickman growing up among racketeers on the Lower East Side of New York City, where she’s drawn into the glamorous and flashy lifestyle of New York mobsters.
Soon, she begins dating mobsters and runs errands for them, before getting in on the action herself. She eventually becomes a police informant and a major witness in the government’s case against the Colombo crime family.
Lawrence will also serve as producer alongside Justine Polsky through their Excellent Cadaver production company. Angelina Burnett (The Americans) will adapt Carpenter’s novel.
This will be Lawrence’s first time working with Sorrentino, but the possibilities their collaboration teases is mouth watering. Sorrentino is the director behind The Young Pope and The Great Beauty, two projects that pulled incredible performances out of their leads. Lawrence will be hoping for something similar.