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Jennifer Lawrence to play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

Saturday, Jun 11, 2016,10:56 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | Actress Jennifer Lawrence is set to play Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the controversial biotech firm Theranos. Adam McKay, who recently directed the financial crisis drama The Big Short is set to produce the film, reported Deadline.

Theranos was once one of Silicon Valley’s most promising startups, with its multi-billion dollar valuation and promises of a blood testing system that claimed to be able to perform complex tests with just a drop of blood.

The company, which was at one point worth USD 9 billion, lost trust with the public after an investigation by The Wall Street Journal poked holes in its claims about its new blood testing system.