Some can argue the summer of 2015 has been the summer of Amy Schumer, with the success of her film “Trainwreck” and upcoming HBO special. Schumer's popularity will continue to grow, especially with the announcement that he'll be teaming with Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence for an upcoming film.
In an interview with the New York Times, Lawrence, 25, announced she was co-writing a screenplay with Schumer, 34. The comedy film will star the acting duo as sisters. The name for the movie has not been announced.
“We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We’ve got about 100 pages right now,” Lawrence dished.
The “Hunger Games” star added that while she and Schumer are different, they're “creatively made for each other.” “It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago,” she said.
Schumer not only starred in “Trainwreck,” but she also wrote the script for the movie, which was the first film she wrote. The upcoming movie with Schumer could be Lawrence's first writing credit to a film.
In the interview, Lawrence texted Schumer to say she told the New York Times what they were up to. Schumer responded with a text you'd expect from the actress.
“I wrote, ‘I just spilled the beans to The New York Times. Is that O.K.?’” she said. “And Amy wrote back, ‘That you’re gay? Totally! It’s exciting!’"
On July 30, Schumer revealed her friendship with the fellow actress by posting a shot of herself on the back of a Jet Ski with Lawrence in the driver's seat. The tweet can be seen below.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 30, 2015
The two actresses have had a mutual respect and admiration for one another for a while. On July 9, Schumer posted a video of herself watching Lawrence’s interview with MTV News.
In the MTV interview, which was recorded during Comic-Con 2015, Lawrence says she wants to see Schumer as the next star of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Her comments followed Schumer’s appearance on Season 11 of the show and the network's offer for her to star.
“I will donate... Please donate so Amy Schumer will be ‘Bachelorette,’” Lawrence tells MTV’s Josh Horowitz in the piece. In the video Schumer gets excited at the mention of her name.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 10, 2015
Lawrence will star in the upcoming final “Hunger Games” film, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” which hits theaters Nov. 15. Schumer will next appear in an HBO stand up special “Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo,” which premieres Oct. 17.