'Mob Girl': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the true-crime drama starring Jennifer Lawrence

The movie is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Teresa Carpenter true-crime story of the same name. 'Mob Girl' chronicles the tale of a mob woman, Arlyne Brickman, who turns into a police informant


                            'Mob Girl': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the true-crime drama starring Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has played quite a few nuanced characters and with 'Mob Girl', she is set to play another complex character. The movie is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Teresa Carpenter true-crime story of the same name. 'Mob Girl' chronicles the tale of a mob woman, Arlyne Brickman, who turns into a police informant. The movie will be helmed by Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino.

Here's what we know about the movie so far:

Release date

The release date for 'Mob Girl' is yet to be announced. In all probability, we may be looking at a 2020 release. 

Plot

Book premise

Brickman was born in New York's Lower East Side in 1934 and while growing up chose Virginia Hill, the girlfriend of gangster Bugsy Siegel, as her role model. As a teen, she became involved with Italian mobsters, hanging out in mafia nightclubs, seducing them in Cadillacs, and in later years running drugs. At 35, she was beaten and raped by gangsters and learned that none of her mafia friends would help her since she was a woman and Jewish.

Brickman turned on the mob eight years later when a loan shark threatened to hurt her 18-year-old daughter unless the money was paid off. She contacted the FBI, agreeing to wear a wire, hiding the microphone in her brassiere or purse, and in return, the government paid her debts and gave her a plea bargain.

Over the next decade, Brickman worked as an informant and in 1986, her testimony helped convict gangster Anthony Scarpati of the Colombo crime family and several others of racketeering conspiracy.

Movie premise

'Mob Girl' follows Arlyne Brickman (Jennifer Lawrence) who grows up on the Lower East Side of NYC among notorious racketeers. She gets attracted to the glamorous lifestyle of the mobsters and soon starts dating them and running errands. Eventually, she ends up becoming a police informant and a major witness in the government's case against the Colombo crime family, according to a report by Variety.

Cast

Jennifer Lawrence as Arlyne Brickman

Jennifer Lawrence attends the 12th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park on June 01, 2019 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)

At the moment, we only know that Lawrence will essay the role of Brickman. Lawrence won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in 'Silver Linings Playbook'. She has won three Golden Globe Awards and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 'American Hustle.'

Details on the other actors in the movie are yet to be confirmed. We will update this article when new details are released.

Writer/Director

Paolo Sorrentino will helm the direction for the film. (Getty Images)

Paolo Sorrentino ('The Young Pope') will direct the adaptation with Angelina Burnett adapting the script. Lorenzo Mieli ('Love is in the Air') serves as producer. 

Trailer

At the moment, there is no trailer for 'Mob Girl', but we can expect a teaser to hit screens by the end of the year. 

News

Talking about the film, Makeready Founder and CEO, Brad Weston said, "Seeing this story from a woman’s point of view is a fresh and exciting approach to telling a classic mob story". He added, "We could not imagine a more perfect team of stellar filmmakers, with Jennifer starring in a tour de force role and Paolo at the helm, to bring Arlyne’s strength and unique perspective to life on screen."

Watch this space for more updates on 'Mob Girl'

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