Jennifer Lawrence to Play Fidel Castro's Lover Marita Lorenz

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has been tapped to bring to the big screen the story of Fidel Castro’s lover Marita Lorenz in the forthcoming biopic “Marita.”

The film is based on the extraordinary life of German-born American Lorenz and her affair with the Cuban dictator in 1959 when she was 19 years old. She was recruited by the CIA in 1960 to assassinate Castro by slipping him poison, but confessed to him the plot, recoiling out of love.

A year later, she claims to have romanced Venezuelan dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez.

By 1970, she was working for the FBI as a spy monitoring the activities of Eastern Bloc UN diplomats in New York City.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony, the studio behind the picture, aims to find a director and hopes to release the movie by the end of 2017.