Jennifer Lawrence to star in Spielberg war photographer biopic

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of war photographer Lynsey Addario’s memoirs.

As well-known filmmakers, actors and studios were trying to snare the new project, Warner Bros film studio secured the film rights to Addario’s book ‘It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War’ with director Spielberg and actress Lawrence, Deadline said.

Director Steven Spielberg has won the bidding war to adapt Addario’s book ‘It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War’ (photo: Reuters)

The war photographer’s memoir was published last month after which it was immediately followed by plenty of bidders in the film industry to adapt the biopic of the photojournalist.

War photojournalist Lynsey Addario (photo: petapixel)

The memoir ‘It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War’ portrays the experiences of a woman and journalist documenting life in war-torn areas while capturing the victims and reporting the cruelty of conflicts in Iraq, Darfur, Afghanistan, Congo and Libya.

As a war correspondent, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist highlighted all the details of the conflicts in an impressive biopic which has been widely acclaimed after excerpts first appeared in the New York Times.

The book depicts what Addario has witnessed at work as well as her private life, the difficulties of being both a mother and a war photographer, and chronicling her kidnapping in Libya in 2011.

The successful memoir is now set to be adapted by Spielberg who will provide the insights and put the story of current and global importance on the big screen where Lawrence will play the role of a woman on the frontline.