Jennifer Lawrence to Play Disgraced Biotech Boss

She's signed on for Theranos movie
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2016 1:40 AM CDT
Jennifer Lawrence to Play Disgraced Biotech Boss
Jennifer Lawrence poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film "X-Men: Apocalypse" in London last month.   (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

It could be a blood-testing blockbuster: Jennifer Lawrence has signed on to play 32-year-old biotech startup founder Elizabeth Holmes in a movie about the wild ride of Theranos, Deadline reports. The company, which claimed it could test blood with a single finger prick, recently saw its value plummet from $9 billion to near zero amid trouble with the FDA and a criminal investigation. Adam McKay has signed on to direct, and Engadget notes that his experience "mining the 2008 financial crisis for some dark humor" in The Big Short could make this film one to watch. (Holmes, once the youngest female billionaire in the US, has had Forbes readjust the value of her fortune from $4.5 billion to nothing.)

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