Warner Bros. has affiliated Jennifer Lawrence to star in Steven Spielberg’s “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War,” said sources. The studio got an auction earlier on Monday for the rights to the autobiography by Lynsey Addario, as award-winning photojournalist.
Andrew Lazar, the producer of American Sniper is on board the drama. The whole project attracted several offers following an example of Addario’s essay appeared in New York Times Magazine. Addario traveled to war-torn places like Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also won MacArthur Fellowship in the year 2008 and was part of the New York Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for International Reporting for her work in Waziristan. She was jailed for several days in Libya in 2011.
Lazar’s company’s Wynn Wygal will manage “It’s What I Do.” Racheline Benveniste and Julia Spiro are overseeing for the studio. Steven Spielberg is in post-production on the popular DreamWorks-Disney Cold War thriller, starring Forrest Gump star Tom Hanks as attorney James Donovan that has been dated for 16th October. The studios have also set Steven Spielberg’s version of Roald Dahl’s kids’ book “The BFG” for 1st July, 2016.
At present, Jennifer Lawrence is shooting “Joy,” a film by David O. Russell that is all set for a Christmas release by Fox. She would be next seen in Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2? in November.
For the project, other bidders admitted Working Title Films with Reese Witherspoon attached; Natalie Portman with Darren Aronofsky attached; and George Clooney with The Weinstein Company and Grant Heslov involved and Margo Robbie starring.