There may be no “Bad Blood” after all following a new development in Apple TV’s forthcoming movie about Elizabeth Holmes. Jennifer Lawrence has long been slated to star as the Theranos founder in Adam McKay’s take on the company’s scandal, but during an interview with New York Times reporter Kyle Buchanan, published on Nov. 2, the actor said there was no need for another retelling of how Holmes’s brand failed.
“Jennifer Lawrence will no longer star as Elizabeth Holmes in Adam McKay’s BAD BLOOD, she told me,” Buchanan tweeted on Nov. 2. “She came to that conclusion after watching Amanda Seyfried play Holmes in ‘The Dropout’: “I thought she was terrific. I was like, ‘Yeah, we don’t need to redo that.’ She did it.”
Seyfried portrayed Holmes in Hulu’s “The Dropout,” which aired in March. Her performance netted her an Emmy for best actress in a limited series.
In December 2021, Variety announced that Apple Original Films, alongside Legendary Pictures, was producing “Bad Blood,” another project detailing the meteoric success and subsequent rapid fall from grace of healthcare entrepreneur and Theranos founder Holmes. However, now it appears Lawrence is more than happy to let Seyfried have the definitive take on the eccentric startup founder.
Representatives for McKay and Lawrence did not immediately respond to POPSUGAR’s request for comment, and it is unclear whether the project will be axed following the actor’s exit. Read on for everything we know about “Bad Blood.”