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Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Why She Dropped Out of Bad Blood

Jennifer Lawrence was set to portray Elizabeth Holmes in Adam McKay’s upcoming film Bad Blood. However, the actress has since dropped out of the film after seeing a fellow actor tackle the role.

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In a recent tweet, New York Times reporter Kyle Buchanan — who recently profiled Lawrence for the newspaper – revealed that Lawrence had dropped out of the role after seeing Amanda Seyfried play Holmes in the hit Hulu series The Dropout.

“I thought she was terrific,” Lawrence said. “I was like, ‘Yeah, we don’t need to redo that.’ She did it.”

The news comes as quite a surprise, as it’s not often that actors drop out of roles due to other actors having already played the part. However, Seyfried’s turn as Holmes was critically acclaimed, earning the actress a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie in 2022. The series premiered in March 2022, nearly six years after McKay’s film was first announced, and now it seems as if McKay will have to find a new actress to star in the film.

Bad Blood will be based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter John Carreyrou, titled Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start Up. The film will chronicle the rise and downfall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who became the youngest richest self-made billionaire due to her blood testing startup.

Holmes is currently facing a dozen felony fraud charges. The Stanford dropout’s company was valued at $9 billion until an investigation found that its technology said to reinvent health care was unproven.

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The Bad Blood movie will be written and directed by McKay. It will be a co-production between Apple Studios and Legendary. Lawrence and Justine Polsky are producing through their Excellent Cadaver banner along with Hyperobject Industries’ McKay and Kevin Messick.


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