Apple TV+ is reportedly among the many streaming corporations in a bidding battle for a biopic about legendary Hollywood expertise agent Sue Mengers starring Jennifer Lawrence.
Bidding for the movie is claimed to have eclipsed $80 million, and will climb larger, Selection has reported. Apple Studios and Netflix are among the many corporations vying for the challenge.
The presently unnamed challenge is ready to be directed by Paolo Sorrentino and primarily based on a script penned by Lauren Schuker Blum, Rebecca Angelo, and John Logan.
Irrespective of which studio finally ends up successful the challenge, the biopic would mark one other collaboration between Lawrence and Sorrentino, who received an Oscar for “The Nice Magnificence” and is understood for HBO tasks like “The Younger Pope” and “The New Pope.”
In 2019, it was introduced that Lawrence would star in and produce Sorrentino’s “Mob Woman,” an adaptation of the true crime novel of the identical identify by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Teresa Carpenter.
Apple has been steadily increasing its unique movie choices for Apple TV+ for the reason that launch of the service. The corporate acquired Tom Hanks battle film “Greyhound” in 2020, and landed Hanks movie “Finch” in 2021. The corporate additionally reportedly spent a record-breaking $120 million to amass “Emancipation,” a star-studded film starring Will Smith.
The corporate’s movie ambitions may lengthen into buying present studios. Again in July, the corporate was reportedly in talks to amass buzzy indie studio A24.