Saturday 18 November 2017

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer finish work on 'hilarious' script for new movie

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are working on a new movie together
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are working on a new movie together

Rebecca Hawkes

Jennifer Lawrence has said that she's finished writing the 'hilarious' script with comedian Amy Schumer for their new movie.

Jennifer Lawrence is known not only for her on-screen talents (she acts her heart out! She shoots arrows! She wins Oscars!)  but also for her off-screen warmth and down to earth, refreshingly un-Hollywood sense of humour.

Last August, the actress’s fans were delighted by the news that Lawrence was co-writing a script with the arguably even-more-hilarious Amy Schumer, the woman behind the 2015 comedy Trainwreck.

Lawrence announced today that the script for the pair’s forthcoming project is finished – and (she thinks) “very funny”.

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer on holidays
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer on holidays

“It’s done, we have an official first draft,” Lawrence told the BBC’s Lauren Laverne, during an interview on BBC 6 Music.

When asked what it was like to write with Schumer, she made the process sound every bit as enjoyable as we’d hoped.“It was hilarious. When you’re writing a comedy, it’s not good enough unless you’re laughing out loud,” she said.

“I think we’ve got a pretty funny good movie.”In the currently untitled film, Lawrence and Schumer will play sisters with contrasting personalities

“Amy, in this movie, she has it very together,” Lawrence told Entertainment Tonight last year. “It’s her lifelong dream to be a flight attendant. She works at the airport. And I’m a MESS.”

Funny and watchable: Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro in Joy
Funny and watchable: Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro in Joy

Elsewhere in the BBC interview today, Lawrence spoke about her latest film, Joy, in which she plays “mop millionaire” Joy Mangano, a real-life entrepreneur who made her name through selling on online shopping channel QVC.

She explained that meeting Mangano had a direct impact on the direction of the new film.

Unwilling to do a straight bipoic, director David O Russell initially asked for “cinematic freedom” and permission to take some creative licence with Mangano's story.

Likewise, Lawrence wanted to create a character loosely based on the real-life woman.

Jennifer Lawrence arrives to
Jennifer Lawrence arrives to "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" at Ed Sullivan Theater on December 14, 2015 in New York City.

But apparently this all changed after the pair’s first meeting with Mangano.

“She had so many incredible stories, that you wouldn’t believe were true,” Lawrence said.

“I went from saying I didn’t want to do an imitation, to meeting her and thinking ‘that’s exactly what I want to do’”.

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