Jennifer Lawrence is breaking into the true crime genre as the star of director Paolo Sorrentino's film adaptation of Teresa Carpenter's non-fiction book, Mob Girl: A Woman's Life in the Underworld.
Variety reports that Lawrence has nabbed the role of Arlyne Brickman, an NYC native who fell into the glitzy mafia lifestyle. She would later became a key FBI informant and go on to testify in a landmark case against the infamous Colombo crime family.
"Seeing this story from a woman's point of view is a fresh and exciting approach to telling a classic mob story," Makeready founder and CEO Brad Weston said, per the publication. "We could not imagine a more perfect team of stellar filmmakers, with Jennifer starring in a tour de force role and Paolo at the helm, to bring Arlyne's strength and unique perspective to life on screen."
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