Newswire: Big Eyes writers to pen Fox’s upcoming Patty Hearst movie

Fox 2000 has acquired the film rights to Jeffery Toobin’s unreleased and as-yet-untitled book about Patty Hearst, the heiress to the Hearst fortune who was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974 and brainwashed into becoming a bank robber.

The writing team behind last year’s Big Eyes, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, has been tapped to adapt Toobin’s manuscript; Toobin also worked with Alexander and Karaszweski on American Crime Story, the upcoming companion piece to Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story which focuses on the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly being considered for the role, because Jennifer Lawrence is always being considered for every role.

Patty Hearst, the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped at the age of 19 from her Berkley apartment by members of the SLA, an urban guerilla group that considered itself a vanguard army. On April …

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