Jennifer Lawrence is set to play Zelda Fitzgerald, the Jazz Age icon often dubbed "America's first flapper," in a new biopic.
Ron Howard is developing the project and may direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Adapted from Nancy Milford's biography Zelda, the film will focus on Fitzgerald's struggle to define herself as an independent artist during her marriage to F. Scott Fitzgerald, a relationship in which her role was both muse and competitor. Written by Emma Frost (The White Queen), the screenplay will also explore Fitzgerald's declining mental health and her eventual schizophrenia diagnosis in 1930.
Although Lawrence hasn't traditionally done a lot of biopics—David O. Russell's flawed Joy was her first—her upcoming slate is packed with them. She's set to play war photographer Lynsey Addario in Steven Spielberg's upcoming It's What I Do and ill-fated biotech entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes in Adam McKay's Bad Blood (no T.Swift connection).
Your next Jennifer Lawrence fix will be Passengers, in which she and Chris Pratt are stranded sexily in space together.
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