Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg & Warner Bros Land War Photog Memoir ‘It’s What I Do’

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  • 24Emmy
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    Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg & Warner Bros Land War Photog Memoir ‘It’s What I Do’

    by Mike Fleming Jr    
    March 2, 2015 3:12pm

    EXCLUSIVE: In a whirlwind auction, Warner Bros is closing a deal for It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War, a memoir by Lynsey Addario that has Steven Spielberg attached to direct and Jennifer Lawrence to star, with Andrew Lazar producing. The memoir has been the hot title since it was excerpted by The New York Times Magazine, and there were no shortage of bidders for the life of a woman who goes into the most dangerous places in the world in search of truth.

    Here’s who the bidders were: Working Title was angling to get it for Reese Witherspoon, Darren Aronofsky has been trying to get it for Natalie Portman, The Wolf Of Wall Street‘s Margot Robbie was after it, and The Weinstein Company was bidding for George Clooney and Grant Heslov. The subject met with bidders and everyone was sold on her remarkable personal and professional life. She is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who went to Afghanistan during the post-9/11 invasion of Afghanistan and carved out a niche giving an identity to the victims of conflict. That includes how Afghans suffered during the Taliban regime, the Iraqi War, victims of genocide in Darfur, the rape of women in the Congo. Her work in dangerous  locales included her being kidnapped by pro-Quaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war.

    These are all very formidable choices, but how do you compete with a package of Spielberg directing, and Hollywood’s top young actress in Lawrence? Warner Bros previously got close with Spielberg on American Sniper — Lazar produced — and the big Moses movie Gods And Kings, and now maybe the third time will be the charm.

    ICM is repping the author.

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    IEnjoyTV
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    bold prediction: they both win oscars for this

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    Tye-Grr
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    Oh, how I would’ve loved to see the Darren Aronofsky/Natalie Portman film.

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    Monty
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    why don’t give other actresses a chance? I want to see natalie or reese under spotlight again

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    KyleBailey
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    Awesome! Glad Jennifer is working with so many amazing directors! Can’t wait for this! 

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    why don’t give other actresses a chance? I want to see natalie or reese under spotlight again

    WTF are you talking about? Spielberg wants to work with Lawrence. And Lawrence has all the right to say yes to one of the best directors of all time. She’s a young actress, and should never stop working with good material just because people are sick of her success. Reese and Natalie can find good roles any day. It’s up to their decision. Reese just did, many times in the past few years, actually. And Portman still young and fresh, so she can find baity roles again.

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    Sasha
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    vinny
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    This sounds interesting but when I read about the role I immediately thought “Love her but Margot Robbie would have been my first choice for the role.”

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    Lawrence receiving another role much older than her actual age is ruining potentially strong vehicles for more age appropriate actresses. Who we would like to see given a shot at material suitable for them. If Lawrence has her choice of everything she could theoretically shut Meryl Streep out of parts for women in their sixties or older.

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    babypook
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    ^If Lawrence has her choice of everything she could theoretically shut Meryl Streep out of parts for women in their sixties or older.

    And if she doesnt just stop it,  so that others can have a shot, the world could potentially spin off its’ access, girls could turn into boys and Meryl may never invite her to a BBQ.

    No offense Peaceful. Truly.

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    Atypical
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    Too young! Come on now, Mr. Spielberg!

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Any indication of when this will be released? I imagine it will be positioned for awards no matter what. I suppose 2016 in November or December is the likeliest place for it, but I honestly have no interest in this project. I’ll be open-minded going into it, but I can’t figure out why there is so much hubbub around it. It just seems like another try at The Bang Bang club. Not going to be on my most anticipated list.

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    Madson Melo
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    Lawrence with another role too old for her? Stop, girl, u don’t need this!

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    Aronofsky and Portman should reteam for the Jackie Kennedy biopic.

    Is this project 2016 or 2017?

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    How is Jen too young for this role? Addario was 27 when she began photographing in Afghanistan. By the time the film is shot she will probably be 27.

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