“The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence will trade in her bow and arrows for a camera in her next project, “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.” This is the first collaboration between the Oscar-winning actress and the legendary filmmaker behind “It’s What I Do,” director Steven Spielberg.
Warner Bros. have attached the two A-listers to the project rights they won on Monday. “It’s What I Do” is the memoir of award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario. On her various assignments, Addario photographed war zones in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and was a part of the New York Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009.
“American Sniper” producer Andrew Lazar has also signed on to the project.
Spielberg and Lawrence beat out several other potential suitors like Darren Aronofsky with Natalie Portman and George Clooney with Margot Robbie for the project. Jennifer Lawrence is currently working with frequent collaborator, director David O. Russell (“American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) on his next project “Joy.” Steven Spielberg is also wrapping up an untitled Dreamworks-Disney Cold War movie with his frequent collaborator, Tom Hanks. The pair previously worked on “Saving Private Ryan,” “The Terminal” and “Catch Me If You Can.”
Spielberg is also slated to begin production of his Ronald Dahl adaptation, “The BFG.” Lawrence, 24, has two more superhero sequels in the works, the follow-up conclusion of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.”