Jennifer Lawrence is poised to trade in Katniss’ bow and arrow for a pistol in her next role as real-life “Jane Bond” Marita Lorenz.
The Golden Globe winner’s new project is “Marita,” a pitch from “American Hustle” writer Eric Warren Singer about Marita Lorenz, a German-born American woman who cozied up to some of the most famous dictators of the 20th century. Lawrence will produce the romance spy drama with Matt Tolmach, Scott Mednick and Andre Rouleau.
Lorenz began an affair with Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro at the age of 19, became pregnant with his child and left the country after she had an abortion. She later joined forces with anti-communist groups in the United States, where she was recruited by the CIA to assassinate Castro.
As the story goes, Lorenz returned to Cuba in 1960 to kill Castro using poison pills, but instead revealed the assassination plot and declared her love for the leader.
Lorenz later had an affair with a Venezuelan dictator and claimed to be involved in the JFK assassination. Her account was later refuted, however, earning her the title of “a patron saint of conspiracy buffs.”
“Marita” represents a departure from JLaw’s American sweetheart types, so we’re anxious to see if she continues her hot streak all the way to Havana.