Adam McKay and Jennifer Lawrence look to tackle the medical industry in new biopic

Adam McKay may have won an Oscar for his directorial efforts on The Big Short but he hasn’t quite fulfilled his lust for tackling the big issues just yet.

The rumour mill has purported that McKay and Jennifer Lawrence are attached to an untitled project that centers on Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the health-technology and medical-laboratory-services company Theranos. Forbes named Holmes the richest self-made woman last year. The biotech entrepreneur’s net worth was completely reduced last week when Forbes revised the estimate from $4.5 billion to zero following allegations that the company’s blood tests are inaccurate.

Lawrence will star and produce along with McKay, who will also write and direct the film.

The two are allegedly taking meetings with studios next week.