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Jennifer Lawrence tapped to play Elizabeth Holmes in new movie about Theranos

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Out of all the federal regulations turmoil, questionable test results and threats to oust her from her own company, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is getting a silver screen lining — Jennifer Lawrence will play her in an upcoming movie.

Deadspin reports “The Big Short” director Adam McKay will be making the film about the 32-year-old founder and her one drop medical startup once valued at $9 billion.

Forbes recently downgraded Holmes’ portion of the company from $4.5 billion to zero after a series of unfortunate events (read: false advertising about its technology and a few government investigations) left the company on shaky ground and valued it closer to $800 million — including the $724 million of capital raised.

It might seem too soon for Theranos to get some Hollywood screen time, but movies have been made out of much less before — and this is one company that seems to have plenty of drama with the kind of strong female lead JLaw is keen to play.

The film project is in the very early stages — no other actors have been attached to the film yet, and there’s no title or release date either, according to reports. But we’re looking forward to how this movie comes together and we’ll be sure to update you with more details as they unfold.