Marita Lorenz: Jennifer Lawrence to Play Fidel Castro's Mistress in Upcoming Film


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Jennifer Lawrence is set to play Marita Lorenz in the upcoming film Marita, about a German-born American women who had an affair with Fidel Castro in the late 50s.

Lorenz also played a part in the John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracies.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has picked up the project from Eric Warren Singer, who wrote American Hustle.

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.

No director is attached, as of yet.

Lawrence was recently nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Joy. She's now the youngest actor ever to earn four Oscar nominations.