Legendary Wins Bidding War for Jennifer Lawrence Movie ‘Bad Blood’

Jennifer Lawrence

Legendary has won an auction for the movie project “Bad Blood” with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star.

“Bad Blood” will be written and directed by “The Big Short” director Adam McKay. Lawrence will play Elizabeth Holmes, founder of controversial blood testing company Theranos.

The value of Theranos has plunged following news that the company is under investigation for inaccurate testing. Holmes has continued to stand by Theranos.

Producers are McKay, Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick through their  Gary Sanchez company, along with Lawrence. McKay and Charles Randolph won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar in February for “The Big Short.”

The package drew bids from several studios — including Paramount, which distributed “The Big Short” — and production companies. The deal includes movie rights to a book proposal about the Theranos controversy by John Carreyrou, who has reported on the company for the Wall Street Journal.

Universal will distribute the film through its deal with Legendary.

McKay is repped by WME and Mosaic. Lawrence is repped by CAA and attorney Steve Warren.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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  1. legerprime says:

    Thomas Tull isn’t producing?

  2. kenfurman46 says:

    Who cares about her losing her unreal
    paper profits. Big flop in the offing IMO.

    • The Big Short proved McKay can deliver and Lawrence guarantees a strong lead performance. I’m in.

    • agressively redundant says:

      It’s an interesting story. You’re probably obsessed with video game movies or something like that.

      • Lucy in the sky with diamonds says:

        Far from a script or a movie or even a finished story

      • It’s literally “The Big Short” meets “Joy”. It’s a lazy story. LOL Only difference is this time Joy is declared a fraud. If you don’t smell the fact Adam McKay is repeating himself by doing almost the exact same story again I’m afraid we’re out of time. He got a taste of Oscar love after years of being a director of laid back comedies and now, instead of holding out and finding another unique story, he’s now going to do what essentially can only be a variation of “The Social Network”. The “genius” lead who is revealed to being fraudulent and you explore their past while the case goes on. Otherwise it will be too straightforward.

      • Jack says:

        Yep. This is a great, very interesting story. And what a great role for an actress…with this kind of talent, Jennifer Lawrence and McKay to direct…Oscars.

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