Warner Bros Gets 'It's What I Do' with Spielberg & Jennifer Lawrence
This could be a great film if actually comes together as planned. Only time will tell. Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros has closed a deal on an adaptation of the memoir It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life Of Love And War, which was a popular project as many different studios/actors were interested. The package that Warner Bros has closed on apparently has Steven Spielberg attached to direct and Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. That's quite a line-up. Andrew Lazar (Jonah Hex, American Sniper, Mortdecai) will be producing. Of course, we know that both Spielberg and Lawrence are attached to a bunch of other projects as well, ranging from the sci-fi Passengers (for Lawrence) to another Indiana Jones (for Spielberg).
The book, called It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life Of Love And War, is a memoir by Lynsey Addario, a world renowned photojournalist who "goes into the most dangerous places in the world in search of truth." Now it all makes sense why Lawrence and Spielberg are involved, as this could be something special if they pull it off. No mention of who is writing the script in the Deadline report, so maybe that comes next. But they do say some other big bidders were involved. Aside from Wild nominee Reese Witherspoon interested, they add: "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."
From here we'll have to keep an eye out for news. This seems like one of those projects where it might change hands in development before it actually comes together, but who knows. It would be great to see Spielberg team up with Jennifer Lawrence, only time will tell if this all pans out, as the book just published. Stay tuned.