Jennifer Lawrence to Star and Produce True-Life Mafia Story ‘Mob Girl’

The Hollywood Reporter

‘The Young Pope’ filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino will direct the adaptation for Makeready.

Jennifer Lawrence and The Young Pope director Paolo Sorrentino are teaming on Mob Girl, a feature adaptation of a true-crime story for Makeready, the content studio founded by Brad Westson.

Lawrence will star in and also produce the adaptation of the book by Teresa Carpenter along with Justine Polsky via the duo’s banner, Excellent Cadaver, Makeready said Wednesday. Sorrentino and Lorenzo Mieli will also produce.

Angelina Burnett, a writer-producer who has worked on such shows as The Americans and Halt and Catch Fire, has been hired to pen the script.

Mob Girl centers on Arlyne Brickman, a woman who grew up among racketeers and mobsters on the Lower East Side of New York City. From dating the wise guys to then running errands for them, she became a “mob girlfriend” who then wanted a piece of the action herself. She eventually became a police informant and major witness in the government’s case against 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,” said Weston in a statement.

Makeready partner and head of film Pam Abdy and Natalie Williams will oversee for the studio.

Mob Girl marks the first project under the recently announced first-look film deal between Lawrence’s Excellent Cadaver and Makeready. Lawrence is currently shooting A24’s untitled soldier drama, which is being helmed by stage director turned first-time filmmaker Lila Neugebauer. Lawrence and Polsky are producing the feature along with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush.

Sorrentino and Miele produced The Young Pope, which starred Jude Law, for HBO. The duo are currently in production on the follow-up, The New Pope, with John Malkovich joining the Law-led cast. Both series were created and directed by Sorrentino.

Lawrence is repped by LBI Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson. Sorrentino is repped by UTA. Burnett is repped by Manage-ment and Gang Tyre. ICM Partners repped the author in the book deal.

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Fiancé Cooke Maroney ‘The Greatest Human Being I’ve Ever Met’

Jennifer Lawrence is opening up about why she fell for her fiancé Cooke Maroney.

During this week’s episode of former E! News reporter Catt Sadler‘s podcast Naked with Catt Sadler, the Oscar winner shared new details about her ultra-private relationship with Maroney and her wedding planning process.

“He’s the greatest human being I’ve ever met,” the 28-year-old actress said on the podcast. “He really is, and he gets better.”

When asked how she chose to marry him, Jennifer said, “I don’t know, I started with the basics. ‘How do I feel? Is he nice? Is he kind?’ It’s just — this is the one, I know that sounds really stupid but he’s just, he’s — you know. He’s the greatest person I’ve ever met, so I feel very honored to become a Maroney.”

“I definitely wasn’t at a place where I was like, ‘I’m ready to get married,’” she added. “I just met Cooke and I wanted to marry him. We wanted to marry each other, we wanted to commit fully.”

“He’s my best friend. I want to legally bind him to me forever,” Jennifer continued. “And fortunately the paperwork exists for such a thing. You find your favorite person on the planet and you’re like, ‘You can’t leave!’”

“I’ve been in a good place,” she added. “I haven’t been neurotic about [wedding planning]. I’m like too lazy to be neurotic. I saw a dress I liked and I was like, ‘That’s the dress.’ I saw a venue and I was like, ‘Cool, we got the venue.’”

She did panic when planning her bachelorette party, however!

“I thought I didn’t want to have bachelorette party, and then last minute I decided I did,” Jennifer said. “Then nobody was available because it was last minute. And then I started crying. I was like, ‘I don’t even know why I’m crying. I didn’t know that I wanted a bachelorette party. I guess I just feel pathetic.’ [Cooke] was like, ‘Oh my god, you don’t need to feel pathetic.’”

Jennifer Lawrence visits ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Jennifer Lawrence made her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon (June 4).

The 28-year-old actress met up with her Dark Phoenix co-stars Sophie TurnerTye SheridanNicholas HoultJessica ChastainMichael Fassbender, and James McAvoy to talk up the final X-Men movie.

During their joint interview on the program last night, Jen and her co-stars opened up about their worst fears

Check out the photos below.


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Public Appearances > 2019 > June 04 – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Jennifer Lawrence attends the ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix” Los Angeles Premiere

Jennifer Lawrence was all smiles while appearing at the Dark Phoenix premiere on Tuesday (June 4) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The 28-year-old Oscar-winning actress plays the role of Raven/Mystique for the fourth time in this new movie, which hits theaters on June 7.

While on the red carpet, Jennifer spoke with Entertainment Tonight about why she accepted her fiance Cooke Maroney‘s marriage proposal.

Well, he’s just the best person I’ve ever met in my whole life,” she said. “It was a very, very easy decision.

Jen was wearing a Dior dress and Niwaka jewelry.

Check out the photos below.


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Public Appearances > 2019 > June 04 – Premiere Of 20th Century Fox’s “Dark Phoenix” held at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

Public Appearances > 2019 > June 04 – ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ after party in Los Angeles

Jennifer Lawrence attends the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Jennifer Lawrence attended the 2019 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Saturday afternoon (June 1) at the Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Jen paired her engagement ring with a pretty, light pink dress and white heels as she stepped out for the event.

Lawrence was wearing a Rosie Assoulindress and Chloe Gosselin sandals.

Check out the photos below.


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Public Appearances > 2019 > June 01 – 12th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park in NY