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Jennifer Lawrence to Play Real-Life American Spy in Cuba Who Romanced Fidel Castro

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence has signed on to portray a woman with one of the strangest life stories we’ve heard in awhile. 

The actress is set to play Marita Lorenz, a woman who had a relationship with Fidel Castro in 1959 as a 19-year-old. Lorenz soon returned home to America, where she was trained as an assassin-spy by the CIA. When she returned to Cuba the following year on a mission, however, Lorenz didn’t pull the trigger. Legend has it that love overtook her, but the truth is usually a lot more interesting than fiction in these cases.

Set in the ’50s, "Marita" will center on Lorenz’s affair with Castro. The project was accepted as a pitch by a co-writer of "American Hustle." Lawrence will produce. 

Lorenz also wrote in her two autobiographies that she romanced a Venezuelan dictator and was involved in JFK’s death. Contrary to some rumors, she does not seem to be Latina. Lorenz’s father was born in Germany, and her mother in Delaware.

Sony is currently planning on a release in late 2017.

[via THR]

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