What you need to know
- Apple has reportedly won the bidding war over the new Jennifer Lawrence film.
- The film will star Lawrence, who will portray legendary agent Sue Mengers.
Jennifer Lawrence better tweet from an iPhone because she is most likely coming to Apple TV+.
As reported by Deadline, Apple has won the bidding war to acquire the rights for a new film starring Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence, best known for her roles in The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle, is set to portray Sue Mengers, a "legendary super agent who donned a caftan-like a suit of armor and wielded a joint like a mace while trying to get the best deal possible for her A-list clients."
We are hearing that Apple will emerge victorious for the big Sue Mengers biopic project we told you about on Sunday night with Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence circling and Paolo Sorrentino attached to direct. Apple is in advanced talks to get this coveted package which came down to a run-off between the tech corp's Original Films division and Netflix. There are still moving parts here and details are being worked out.
Today's report confirms one from earlier this week that said the company was competing for the project with Netflix. According to that report, bidding for the project has reached as high as $95 million.
Paolo Sorrentino, an Oscar winner for "The Great Beauty," is attached to direct from a script by Lauren Schuker Blum, Rebecca Angelo and John Logan. The film will be produced by Excellent Cadaver, Lawrence's production company, as well as by her producing partner Justine Polsky. Bidding has reportedly eclipsed $80 million and there are some mutterings it has reached $95 million, which means a big payday for Lawrence, Sorrentino and company, one that they likely would not receive from studios interested in pesky things like, say, ticket sales.
It is currently unclear when the project will begin production or when it could be coming to theaters and Apple's streaming service.
That said, Apple TV+ continues to add a ton of new original films and television series to its lineup. Just in the last month, the streaming service launched the anticipated second season of Ted Lasso, the new music docuseries Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson, and the Sundance award-winning film CODA.
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