Jennifer Lawrence is joining the mafia for her next project.
The Oscar winner will star in and produced "Mob Girl," an adaptation of a true-crime story, with "The Young Pope" director Paolo Sorrentino.
Teresa Carpenter's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Mob Girl: A Woman's Life in the Underworld" centers on Arlyne Brickman, a woman who grew up among racketeers and mobsters on the Lower East Side of New York City.
From dating the wise guys to then running errands for them, she became a “mob girlfriend” who then wanted a piece of the action herself. She eventually became a police informant and major witness in the government's case against the Colombo crime family.
Lawrence will produce with Justine Polsky via their company Excellent Cadaver, in conjunction with the content studio Makeready.
The actress most recently appeared in "Dark Phoenix." She is currently shooting an untitled soldier drama from first-time filmmaker Lila Neugebauer.