Friday, July 19, 2024

Jennifer Lawrence Lining Up for Patty Hearst Feature from “O.J.” Writer


EXCLUSIVE Jennifer Lawrence is picking up a machine gun and a beret for her next project. I’m told that Lawrence, now a four time Oscar nominee, will play Patty Hearst in a new feature film.

The screenplay is from Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, whose “People vs. O.J. Simpson” is about to hit big time on F/X.

Lawrence, I’m told, may also produce. No director is mentioned in the word around town, but honestly, her pal David O. Russell would be perfect for this. And Bradley Cooper could play the boyfriend Steven Weed who got Patty into the Symbionese Liberation Army and named her Tanya.

This would be a new take on the story for film. Paul Schrader made an excellent movie in 1988 starring the late great Natasha Richardson as Patty.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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