Lawrence just landed a new a role in the Sony Picture film Marita, which takes an in-depth look at Fidel Castro’s former 19 year-old lover Marita Lorenz, whom Lawrence will be playing.
Lorenz was born in Germany and moved to Cuba, where she met Cuban Political Leader and Revolutionary Fidel Castro. Lorenz fell in love and claimed to have his child. Through unfortunate events, she had an abortion and ended up leaving Cuba to join anti-communists in the U.S., where she enlisted in the CIA and was ordered to assassinate Castro but “yielded to love,” according to The Hollywood Report. Talk about “it’s complicated.” Lorenz is also claimed to be involved in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, but it is not yet determined if this aspect of her life will be present in the movie.
It sounds like Lawrence has her work cut out for her, but we have no doubt she will kill it. This will be the second time she stars in a film about a real-life person. Lawrence is nominated for her fourth Oscar this year for her role in Joy, in which she plays Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop.
Sony hopes to release Marita towards the end of 2017. In the meantime, catch Lawrence’s upcoming movies X-Men: Apocalypse in theaters on May 27 and Passengers on Dec. 21.