Jennifer Lawrence Will Play War Photographer in Steven Spielberg’s ‘It’s What I Do’

Jennifer Lawrence will play Lynsey Addario in a film adaptation of a photographer’s book “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love and War.”

Jennifer Lawrence will play Addario, a role apparently coveted by Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman and Margot Robbie. Photo: instareviews/Flickr

Jennifer Lawrence will play Addario, a role apparently coveted by Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman and Margot Robbie. Photo: instareviews/Flickr

The “Hunger Games” star will perform role of war photographer Lynsey Addario in a movie directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Addario’s memoir.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist has photographed victims of conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and was even kidnapped in Libya.

After her kidnap ordeal, she returned to her husband, started a family, and took a step back from the frontline. Though the woman has faced criticism at being a mother and a war photographer: “Everyone is having a field day judging what a horrible woman I am, what a bad mother I am. I find it fascinating that anyone feels like they have the right to tell me how to live my life.”

Her book, “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War” became the subject of a film studio bidding war when it was published last month.

Sources familiar with the matter revealed that Warner Bros film studio had secured the rights to the book with the famous director attached to work on the film.

“In the wake of the enormous success of another story about the tensions between battlefield and family, American Sniper, a film adaptation was always likely,” writes The Guardian.

“Various players pitched for the chance to tell Addario’s story, including George Clooney and Argo producer Grant Heslov; Working Title, with Reese Witherspoon attached to star; Darren Aronofsky with Natalie Portman; and Wolf of Wall Street actor Margot Robbie. In the end it was the blue-chip combo of Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Lawrence who secured Warner Bros the deal. American Sniper producer Andrew Lazar is also attached.”

Jennifer Lawrence has recently became a victim of a hacker group that stole nude photos of celebrities.

Speaking exclusively with Vanity Fair’s contributing editor Sam Kashner, the “Hunger Games” star said she felt violated and was afraid how the hacked photographs would affect her career.

“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” said Lawrence in her interview, promoting new movie “Serena” with Bradley Cooper. “It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.”

“The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these websites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”

Numerous photographs of Lawrence were distributed online, in what her publicist at the time called “a flagrant violation of privacy”, adding that “the authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”

The Oscar-winning actress said she certainly didn’t give anyone permission to look at her body and condemns everyone who even looked at the controversial photos

“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offence. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, ‘I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body’.”

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