Jennifer Lawrence To Star In Film Adaptation Of Mob Girl
According to The Wrap, Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) has signed on for the leading role in director Paulo Sorrentino’s upcoming film adaptation of Mob Girl, based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Teresa Carpenter’s 1992 true-crime novel Mob Girl: A Woman’s Life in the Underworld. Lawrence will also serve as a producer through her Excellent Cadaver banner.
Mob Girl tells the story of a mob wife named Arlyne Brickham. Growing up among racketeers on the Lower East Side of New York City, Arlyne Brickman associated with mobsters. Drawn to the glamorous and flashy lifestyle, she was soon dating “wiseguys” and running errands for them; but after years as a mob girlfriend, Arlyne began to get in on the action herself — eventually becoming a police informant and major witness in the government’s case against one of New York City’s well-known mafia families, the 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 in a statement. “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.”
The film will be directed by Sorrentino (The Young Pope) and is set to be adapted by Angelina Burnett (The Americans).
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