McKay, Lawrence Team For Biotech Tale

“The Big Short” director Adam McKay is set to team with Jennifer Lawrence on an untitled pitch which centers on biotech entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the health-technology and medical-laboratory-services company Theranos.

Holmes was named the richest self-made woman last year, but her net worth was reduced from $4.5 billion to zero overnight following allegations last week that the company’s blood tests are inaccurate.

Lawrence will star and produce along with McKay, who will also write and direct the film. The pair will take meetings with studios next week in what’s expected to be a heated bidding war in the weeks to come.

Source: Variety