Jennifer Lawrence to portray the founder and CEO of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, on screen

Updated On 12 Jun, 2016 Published On

'Hunger Games' actress Jennifer Lawrence will portray the founder and CEO of controversial company 'Theranos', Elizabeth Holmes, in a movie which will be directed by 'The Big Short' director Adam McKay.


Theranos was once one of Silicon Valley's most budding startups, with its multi-billion dollar valuation and assurances of a blood testing system that asserted with conviction to be able to perform complicated tests with just a drop of blood, unlike the other system in which a lot more than that is required.


 Theranos  lost trust with the public after an investigation by The Wall Street Journal lead doubts towards its new blood testing system.

Holmes, who Forbes named the richest self-made woman last year, had her net worth plummet last week when the magazine revised the estimate from $4.5 BN to zero after claims that the company's blood-testing device gave erroneous results. The biotech firm's value was also a whopping $9 million just a year ago.

And who could bring to life such a complicated, and captivating lady? The Oscar-winning diva Jennifer Lawrence herself has stepped up to the plate and will both star in the lead role and produce alongside McKay, who will not only direct but also write the film.

According to reports, the movie will hit the screens in late 2017.