Get ready lovers of comedy, two of the biggest names in movies, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are teaming up to write and star in a feature film together. On August 26th, Lawrence broke the news to the New York Times while promoting the upcoming finale to the Hunger Games series THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2, opening in theaters November 20th. Inspired by Schumer’s recent film TRAINWRECK, Lawrence was inspired to reach out and that’s where their partnership began.
“I emailed her after I saw ‘Trainwreck’ and said, ‘I don’t know where to get started. I guess I should just say it: I’m in love with you,’” she recalled. “We started emailing, and then emailing turned to texting.”
Details on the project are scarce at the moment, as Lawrence and Schumer are still in the process of writing the film, but we know that they will be playing side by side as sisters in the new comedy. In any case, the two seem to making a great team. When discussing their creative process, Lawrence remarked:
“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.’”
For those of you who doubt that this dynamic duo, look no further than Lawrence’s text to inform Schumer that she leaked the story to the times.
“I wrote, ‘I just spilled the beans to The New York Times. Is that O.K.?’And Amy wrote back, ‘That you’re gay? Totally! It’s exciting!’”
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Looking for some laughs while you wait? Check out Inside Amy Schumer on Amazon.com!