In the Hulu limited series The Dropout, Jennifer Lawrence saw Amanda Seyfried portray Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.
She admitted to the New York Times that after seeing that, she understood that the final portrayal of Holmes had been created. She would have played the humiliated entrepreneur in Apple Original Films’ Bad Blood, but she has now opted to withdraw from the production.
Lawrence had been cast as Holmes in the film, which is to be directed by her Don’t Look Up director, Adam McKay. But Lawrence said of Seyfried’s take, “I thought she was terrific. I was like, ‘Yeah, we don’t need to redo that.’ She did it.”
Apple Original Films was contacted by Deadline for comment.
At the September Emmy Awards, Seyfried was named outstanding leading actress in a limited series or motion picture. The Staircase’s Toni Collette, Julia Garner’s Inventing Anna, Lily James’ Pam & Tommy, Sarah Paulson’s Impeachment: American Crime Story, and Margaret Qualley were also nominated in this category (Maid).