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Jennifer Lawrence tapped to play Elizabeth Holmes in new movie about Theranos

TechCrunch TechCrunch 9/06/2016 Sarah Buhr

Out of all the federal regulations turmoil, questionable test results and threats to oust her from her own company, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is getting a silver screen lining – Jennifer Lawerence will play her in an upcoming movie.

Deadspin reports “The Big Short” director Adam McKay will be making the film about the 32-year-old founder and her one drop medical startup once valued at $9 billion. Forbes recently downgraded Holmes portion of the company from $4.5 billion to zero after a series of unfortunate events (read false advertising about its technology and a few government investigations) left the company on shaky ground and put the company’s worth closer to $800 million – including the $724 million of capital raised.

It might seem too soon for Theranos to get some Hollywood screen time but movies have been made out of much less before and this is one company that seems to have plenty of drama with the kind of strong female lead JLaw is keen to play.

The film project is in the very early stages – no other actors have been attached to the film yet, there’s no title or released date just yet, according to reports. We’ll be sure to update you as this movie comes together.

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