How many projects does Steven Spielberg have going on? He has St. James Place coming out later this year, The BFG coming out in 2016, a probable new Indiana Jones film, a possible West Side Story remake, and many more. Well, he has another project to put up on his bulletin board of movies: an adaptation of war photographer Lynsey Addario‘s memoir It’s What I Do.
Many different parties wanted this book, including Reese Witherspoon, Darren Aronofsky (for Natalie Portman), Margot Robbie, and the Weinsteins. Spielberg ultimately came out victorious with Warner Bros., and the person he has attached for his lead is Jennifer Lawrence. You may have heard of her.
[amz asin=”B00L9B7CSM” size=”small”]Lynsey Addario traveled to Afghanistan post-9/11 and specialized in victims of conflict. Her photographs also include victims of the Iraqi War, the genocide in Darfur, and of rape in the Congo. So, I’m guessing this will be a raucous comedy, which will be a nice change of pace for Spielberg. Seriously, though, this sounds like it has “Oscar” written all over it, and it makes sense why so many different people wanted it.
I am a Spielberg fan and a Jennifer Lawrence fan, so I hope they end up making a good movie and not just one baiting for Oscars. I’ll be sadly disappointed if that’s what ends up happening, and there is a strong chance it can.
Original report from Deadline.