Jennifer Lawrence Is Excited To Play Fidel Castro's Love Interest In 'Marita'

The best actress is looking forward to her new role as a CIA agent who fell in love with her target

4:06 AM EST 1/22/2016 by Maria Victoria Quiroz, Celebeat Reporter

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After proving herself with "Joy" through bagging home the Best Actress for Motion Picture for Comedy in the last Golden Globe Awards, Jennifer Lawrence is set to play an entirely different character. Way back in the early 1960's and based on the true life story of Marita Lorenz, JLaw will portray a role of an American agent with a German descent who falls for the man she ought to take down.

In 1959, after reaching Havana, Marita Lorenz meets the Cuban leader Fidel Castro. She was only 19 years old that time and they had a steamy affair. Not long enough, Lorenz became pregnant but she aborted their child and choose to go back to the United Sates.

She then joined the CIA only to be ordered to assasinate the man she once fell in love with. To do the task, she had to go back to Cuba. Lorenz was asked to poison Fidel but she did not execute the plans, instead, she revealed the plot and confessed her true feelings to him, thus the how the movie's plot would go according to Metro.

The 76-year-old Lorenz appeared as a witness to the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy. After some time, she wrote two biographies entitled "Marita: One Woman's Extraordinary Tale of Love and Espionage from Castro to Kennedy" and "Lieber Fidel: Mein Leben, meine Liebe, mein Verrat", People reports.

Marita was labeled as "Mata Hari of the Carribean" and had a lovechild with Marcos Perez Jimenez, the dictator from Venezuela. Monica Mercedes Pérez Jiménez, Marita's daughter, claimed that her role as a CIA has a connection with the assassination.

The screenplay is written by Eric Warren Singer, member of the American Hustle. Jennifer Lawrence, aside from acting out the lead role, would also be one of the film producers along with Matt Tolmach, Andre Rousseau and Scott Medick. As of this time, no news are out yet regarding the film director and other casts.

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