Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are Making the Goofy, Cool-Girl Movie of Your Dreams
When promoting her very last "Hunger Games" film, Jennifer Lawrence gave Brooks Barnes of The New York Times some insight into what her Katniss-less future holds. Well, for one thing, it holds even more Amy Schumer. The goofy blondes are writing a screenplay together in which they plan to star. Maybe that vacation they took together was a working one?
Lawrence told The New York Times reporter, "We play sisters. We're almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We've got about 100 pages right now."
She went on to explain how their partnership works.
"Amy and I were creatively made for each other. We have different flavors. It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago. We’ll write a little bit with her sister, Kim, who worked with Amy when she was writing 'Trainwreck.'"
I know you're already bubbling with anticipation over the movie itself (something Jon Stewart predicted would happen!), but before we get there, just think about what the Lawrence-Schumer publicity tour will look like when this film gets made. (And with this duo behind it, it will get made.) That's right, it's double the goof, double the fun.
So whose brilliant idea was it to pair J.Law and Schumer? Well, it was Lawrence's idea, of course.
"I emailed her after I saw 'Trainwreck,'" Lawrence said. What does an e-mail from Jennifer Lawrence to Amy Schumer look like? According to Lawrence, she wrote, "I don't know where to get started. I guess I should just say it: I'm in love with you." Lawrence said the e-mailing turned to texting and the rest, as they say, is jet-skiing history.
The best news about this collaboration is that until now, Lawrence, for the most part, has either been touted as someone's muse or slated into characters — like Mystique or Katniss — who come already loaded with their own pop-culture baggage and associations. For the first time, Lawrence will have a hand in telling her own story, and anyone who has watched her in an interview knows the girl can spin a yarn.
For an early taste of what the Schumer-Lawrence collaboration will look like, here's how that New York Times interview ended. Lawrence texted Schumer to warn her that news of their collaboration was out. According to Lawrence this is what texts between these two new friends and partners look like:
J.Law: I just spilled the beans to The New York Times. Is that O.K.?
Schumer: That you're gay? Totally! It's exciting!
This movie can't get here fast enough.
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