Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence will star in and produce the upcoming adaptation of the Teresa Carpenter’s Pulitzer Prize-winning true-crime book Mob Girl. The story is that of Arlyne Brickman, a woman who grew up among racketeers and mobsters on the Lower East Side of New York City. She became a “mob girlfriend” who then wanted a piece of the action herself, eventually becoming a police informant and a major witness in the government’s case against the Colombo crime family.
Angelina Burnett, a writer-producer who has worked on acclaimed TV shows, has been tapped to write the script.
Director Paolo Sorrentino is helming the project for Makeready, the content studio founded by Brad Westson. Lawrence will produce along with Justine Polsky via their banner, Excellent Cadaver. Sorrentino and Lorenzo Mieli also will produce. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN