Jennifer Lawrence to Star in True-Crime Story ‘Mob Girl’

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Jennifer Lawrence during the 'Red Sparrow' photocall at The Corinthia Hotel on February 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lawrence has been cast in true-crime story “Mob Girl.”

Based from the 1992 non-fiction book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning Teresa Carpenter, Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino will direct.

Angelina Burnett is attached to pen the script with Lawrence co-producing the film with Sorrentino and Wildside’s Lorenzo Mieli.

The film follows Brickman who grows up among racketeers on the Lower East Side of New York City where she’s drawn to the glamorous and flashy lifestyle of New York mobsters. Soon after, she begins dating “wiseguys” and running errands for them, before getting in on the action herself — eventually becoming a police informant and a major witness in the government’s case against the Colombo crime family.

Source: Variety