Move Over Katniss! Jennifer Lawrence Lands an Empowering New Role

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Jennifer Lawrence just landed a role as a visionary photojournalist, and Steven Spielberg is set to direct the Oscar winner in the new biopic.

The actress is set to portray Lynsey Addario, a Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer who has spent the past 15 years capturing the profound impact of civilians (with a special focus on women) in war zones including Afghanistan, Libya, Cuba, and Iraq. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is in final negotiations for the rights to Addario's acclaimed memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, and that George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Margot Robbie, Natalie Portman, and Darren Aronofsky were among the names attached to bidders who were interested in the film adaptation.

Once the deal is finalized, nailing down a filming schedule may be tough as both Spielberg and Lawrence are two of the busiest people in Hollywood. The director has the Tom Hanks Cold War piece St. James Place coming out this fall and is attached to direct an adaptation of the children's book The BFG by Roald Dahl. Lawrence has the last Hunger Games movie coming out at the end of the year as well as the drama Serena, which stars Bradley Cooper. She is currently filming David O. Russell's Joy.

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