When Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t becoming Hollywood’s highest paid actress and saturating the silver screen with her Oscar-contending films, the 25-year-old phenom was ridiculing Christian’s as crucifix-wielding haters and predicting a Donald Trump presidency as “the end of the world.”
Fresh from an award-winning performance about Miracle Mop creator and entrepreneur Joy Mangano, Lawrence is set to portray Marita Lorenz, the women who was tasked by the CIA and failed to assassinate Fidel Castro.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Marita centers on Lorenz and how she met and began an affair with Cuban leader Fidel Castro in 1959 when she was 19 years old. After living with Castro for a spell, Lorenz left Cuba and joined anti-communists in the U.S., where she was recruited by the CIA for an assassination mission. In 1960, she returned to Cuba to carry out the mission but, according to lore, yielded to love.
Hollywood filmmakers have reportedly been pining to put cameras in Communist Cuba ever since President Obama unilaterally eased the U.S. embargo on the Caribbean country.
Since Fidel Castro relinquished much of the government control to his younger brother Raul, not much has changed. Cubans who choose to speak out and fight for basic human rights are repressed, jailed, or executed.
All three U.S. senators of Cuban ancestry–Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and even New Jersey Democrat Robert “Bob” Menendez–fiercely opposed Obama’s Cuban executive actions.
Nevertheless, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “Sony is fired up about the project, hoping to find a director soon with the hopes of releasing a movie towards the end of 2017.”