Jennifer Lawrence will star as Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes in Apple TV+ drama


Elizabeth Holmes
Elizabeth Holmes will be played by Jennifer Lawrence in an upcoming Apple TV+ film.
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Apple TV+ reportedly confirmed that it’s producing Bad Blood, a film that will have mega-star Jennifer Lawrence portray Elizabeth Holmes, who is currently on trial for fraud committed as the head of medical tech startup Theranos.

It seems appropriate that Apple TV+ should produce the film, as Holmes modeled herself after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. All the way to the black turtleneck.

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Bad Blood will follow the rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

Although Apple didn’t put out a press release, it confirmed to Deadline that it’s backing the film. Bad Blood.

It’s an adaptation of John Carreyrou’s book, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start Up. Adam McKay is reportedly writing the script and will direct the film.

Jennifer Lawrence to star as Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes in Apple TV+ drama
Apple TV+ will turn the best seller Bad Blood into a film starring Jennifer Lawrence.
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It will tell the story of how Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos with the goal of revolutionizing healthcare with a machine that could detect multiple diseases from a drop of blood. She took the company public and was a Silicon Valley celebrity until WSJ reporter Carreyrou revealed that the technology didn’t work.

The Apple TV+ version of Bad Blood is likely not coming for quite some time. For one thing, Holmes’ trial is still going on. For another, Lawrence is currently very pregnant.

Apple TV+ is a streaming video service that costs $4.99 a month and offers dramas, thrillers, comedies, sci-fi, documentaries and more.