Jennifer Lawrence will no longer play Elizabeth Holmes in the next Adam McKay film Bad blood.
According The New York Times journalist Kyle Buchanan, who recently interviewed the hunger games star, Lawrence made the decision to step down from the role after watching Amanda Seyfried’s Emmy-winning portrayal of the former Theranos founder in the Hulu miniseries The stall.
Buchanan made the announcement on Twitter today (November 2), writing that Lawrence told him: “I thought [Seyfried] was great. I was like, ‘Yeah, we don’t need to do this again.’ She did it’.”
Lawrence has yet to publicly comment on his apparent decision. We don’t know who will replace her. The Independent has contacted Lawrence’s representatives for confirmation.
McKay’s film will be an adaptation of John Carreyrou’s 2018 book of the same name about the rise and fall of Holmes’ Silicon Valley startup that sought to revolutionize blood testing.
Holmes was convicted in 2018 of fraud. She went on trial in 2021 and was found guilty in January 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 $250,000 (£217,800) fine for each count of fraud. Meanwhile, his business partner and ex-romance partner Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani was also convicted of fraud earlier this year.
Elsewhere in the interview, Lawrence revealed Adele tipped her off for the role in the 2016 sci-fi romance film. Passengers.
The 32-year-old actor is currently directing the upcoming Apple TV+ movie Pavement as Lynsey, an American soldier forced to return home after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while touring Afghanistan.
Pavement is scheduled for November 4.