Apple Reportedly Bidding on Film Starring Jennifer Lawrence as Hollywood Agent

Apple and Netflix are among the bidders for an "Oscar bait" film starring Jennifer Lawrence as the late Hollywood talent agent Sue Mengers, according to Variety. Bidding for the film has reportedly surpassed $80 million and could climb higher.

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Mengers was a prominent Hollywood "superagent" from the 1960s through the 1980s, representing some big names in acting like Barbra Streisand and Burt Reynolds. She was known for her outsized personality while trying to secure the best deal possible for her A-list clients. The film adaptation of her life is directed by Paolo Sorrentino, who won an Academy Award for Italian film "The Great Beauty" in 2014.

Lawrence is best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in the "The Hunger Games" film series and Mystique in the "X-Men" film series, as well as starring in films like "Winter's Bone" and "American Hustle." Lawrence is also set to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the upcoming Netflix film "Don't Look Up," which will tell the story of two low-level astronomers who must go on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy Earth.

Apple TV+ is in the midst of securing several star-studded original films, with the streaming service set to gain slavery thriller "Emancipation" starring Will Smith and the high-profile Western crime drama film "Killers of the Flower Moon" starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro, Brendan Fraser, and several other big names.

Top Rated Comments

iapplelove Avatar
12 months ago

Imagine if Apple is just bidding on it to move it higher and higher with no real intention of buying it just to screw with Netflix and make them pay more. ?
Imagine if Netflix is just bidding because they know Apple is desperate for decent content.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
12 months ago

Why? And why do you assume ATV+ is a failure? Because tech muggles on blogs don’t like it?
Are you saying Apple TV+ is not a disappointment?

Practically every other OTT streaming service (Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Peacock, Paramount+, Discovery+, Roku, HBO Max, FuboTV, AMC+) reports their subscriber numbers... even the now dead Quibi provided their subscriber numbers.

Everyone except Apple.

Why is that?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
12 months ago

Maybe Apple can win the bidding and make amends with Ms. Lawrence.
Why would Apple need to make amends for this? It was a phishing scheme not a hack! What Ms. Lawrence had serious trouble with was protecting her log in credentials.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiVolt Avatar
12 months ago
I wish we could know what the real paying subscriber count is on ATV+.

I bet it's not that many.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
12 months ago
Imagine if Apple is just bidding on it to move it higher and higher with no real intention of buying it just to screw with Netflix and make them pay more. ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lkrupp Avatar
12 months ago

I wish we could know what the real paying subscriber count is on ATV+.

I bet it's not that many.
Why? And why do you assume ATV+ is a failure? Because tech muggles on blogs don’t like it?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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