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Jennifer Lawrence to Play Fidel Castro's Lover in New Biopic

Jennifer Lawrence to Play Fidel Castro's Lover in New Biopic

Jennifer Lawrence has lined up her next movie project and she will be playing Marita Lorenz, the former lover of Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

The 25-year-old Oscar-winning actress will star in Dear Fidel, which has been written by Eric Warren Singer, the co-writer of her previous film American Hustle.

Dear Fidel follows Marita and “how in 1959 she met and began an affair with Cuban leader Fidel Castro when she was 19 years old. After becoming pregnant and having an abortion, Lorenz left Cuba and joined anti-communists in the US, getting recruited by the CIA for an assassination mission. In 1960, she returned to Cuba to carry out the mission but, according to lore, yielded to love,” reports The Hollywood Reporter.

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  • Me

    Grow a beard and play Fidel.

  • Maria

    OMG. Please make her go away. She is SO OVEREXPOSED. Is this a Weinstein project? Is Bradley in it? Ugh. I used to like her, but NOT anymore.

  • 777

    No one made you watch her films. You don’t like her? Don’t watch.

  • Lee

    why not a Spanish actress?

  • 777

    At least she’s playing someone closer to her age this time.

  • Wendy

    Marita Lorenz is a German woman.

  • Lee

    Oops, my bad…….

  • Nur Farah Jori Abdullah

    Wow! A very challenging character indeed and Jennifer will deliver a brilliant performance in the movie. Great job, Jen!

  • Baseliner

    could they not cast someone that looks more like her?

  • Jasmine

    her and miley

  • Koos


  • Maria

    Oh, believe me, I won’t. But she is very overrated, always playing the same kinds of characters, and I am VERY sick of seeing her everywhere. But knock yourself out. Me? I’ll enjoy watching all the other actresses who are NOT attached to Harvey at the hip. Disgusting.

  • Mark Dreher

    Hmm.. Jennifer recently said “she’s aging like a president..”

    Presidents must age pretty good

    She is gorgeous..

    Rocking her new do..

  • kelly

    Haters gon’ hate.

  • Big Joey

    BS story. She doesn’t even act anymore and hasn’t for years. Her biography is bogus BS.

  • Gina

    Talk about over-saturating the market.