Jennifer Lawrence has dropped out of Adam McKay’s upcoming film Bad Blood.
Lawrence, 32, was set to play Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, in the upcoming movie. However, after seeing Amanda Seyfried’s Emmy-winning performance in Hulu’s miniseries The Dropout, Lawrence has decided to exit the project.
The news of Lawrence’s exit came via Twitter from The New York Times reporter Kyle Buchanan, who interviewed the actress on Wednesday. Buchanan posted, “Jennifer Lawrence will no longer star as Elizabeth Holmes in Adam McKay’s ‘BAD BLOOD’, she told me.”
“She came to that conclusion after watching Amanda Seyfried play Holmes in ‘The Dropout’: “I thought she was terrific. I was like, ‘Yeah, we don’t need to redo that.’ She did it.” Buchanan added.
Jennifer Lawrence will no longer star as Elizabeth Holmes in Adam McKay's BAD BLOOD, she told me. She came to that conclusion after watching Amanda Seyfried play Holmes in "The Dropout": "I thought she was terrific. I was like, 'Yeah, we don't need to redo that.' She did it."— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) November 2, 2022
Lawrence and McKay had last worked together on 2021’s Don’t Look Up. And they were all set for Bad Blood, with Lawrence expecting to star as well as produce the project, with McKay writing and directing.
The movie would follow journalist John Carreyrou’s 2018 book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, telling the story of how Holmes built Theranos before her success unraveled.
The Elizabeth Holmes Case
For those unaware of the Elizabeth Holmes case, she was convicted of fraud in 2018. Additionally, she was found guilty earlier this year of three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each count of fraud.
What’s Next for Jennifer Lawrence?
Meanwhile, aside from the news of Lawrence’s Bad Blood exit, Lawrence has confirmed that she is to star in the film Die, My Love.
The movie is based on a book of the same name by Ariana Harwicz. And the story provides an intimate portrayal of a woman in rural France who is driven to insanity amid marriage and motherhood.
Lynne Ramsay is directing the film. And Martin Scorsese will produce the project.
Fans of Lawrence can also see her currently staring in Causeway from A24. The movie tells the story of a US soldier who suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home.