Don’t Look Up’s Jennifer Lawrence and Adam McKay are to make a film about the rise and fall of Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Elizabeth Holmes.
Jennifer Lawrence is leading one of the starriest ensembles we’ve seen in a while, in the upcoming Netflix comedy, Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay’s soon-to-launch comic take on a doomsday scenario. That project is set to land on Netflix on December 23rd, but Lawrence and McKay will be continuing to work together for their next project, Bad Blood.
The film will be financed by Apple Original Films and will appear on the Apple TV+ platform. The project looks to chart the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the one-time ‘prodigy’ of Silicon Valley who took her fledgling blood testing company to a $10 billion valuation on the stock market after forming the company at the tender age of 19, before eventually being tried for fraud and facing prison.
The story of Holmes’ company, Theranos, has been immensely interesting to many spectators, with the ongoing court case making public the kind of juicy details that a sharp satirist like McKay will enjoy lampooning. The filmmaker has, of course, taken on the improprieties and scandalous behaviour of real-life figures before, with great success, both in Vice and in The Big Short.
Bad Blood was originally picked up by Legendary Entertainment, who will now co-produce with Apple. The film will reportedly be based on John Carreyrou’s book, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley, which lays bare the scandal that is still continuing to unfold. We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it.
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