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Jennifer Lawrence is favorite for Betty Pack biopic

Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly the frontrunner to tackle the life of World War Two secret agent Betty Pack in a planned biopic.

The spy's adventures have been documented in biographer Howard Blum's new book The Last Goodnight, which is set for release on Tuesday (12Apr16), and bosses at Sony Pictures subsidiary Columbia TriStar have already picked up the rights for a film adaptation.


According to the New York Post, studio officials are keen to have American Hustle star Lawrence take on the lead in the movie, which will be produced by Saving Private Ryan filmmaker Mark Gordon.


Studio representatives have yet to comment on the reports.


Pack, born Amy Elizabeth Thorpe, is credited by her bosses with having "changed the entire course of the war" by using her feminine wiles to seduce her targets.


She died of throat cancer in 1963, and in her Time magazine obituary, she was described as a "Blonde Bond", using the bedroom as gun-toting fictional secret agent James Bond "uses a Beretta".