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Jennifer Lawrence And Her New BFF Amy Schumer Are Writing A Script Together
Two of Hollywood's biggest goofball darlings are teaming up to write and star in a comedy together, and we're expecting big things.
Jennifer Lawrence just casually dropped the news that she and Amy Schumer are collaborating on a comedic screenplay and the two actresses plan to co-star in the film. JLaw let the news fly seemingly by accident today while speaking with The New York Times about her upcoming appearance as Katniss Everdeen in the final installment of The Hunger Games series. And by the sounds of it, the project from the duo is pretty far along in the initial writing phase, though plot specifics are still fuzzy.
"We play sisters," Lawrence said. "We're almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We've got about 100 pages right now."
Both actresses have been commanding their fair share of the spotlight recently, so it's not too surprising that the leaked news is causing significant buzz. They're also both have their share of comedic chops, though as Lawrence explains, they each bring something different to the table:
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.'
The collaboration seems to be a result of the pair becoming BFFs earlier this summer. The Internet was previously set a blaze when photos emerged in the beginning of August of the two actresses vacationing together. The hilarious/magical photos—depending on who you ask—feature JLaw and ASchu(?) riding on a jet ski together, building a human pyramid and seeming to have a wonderful summer vacation together. Apparently Jon Stewart may have predicting the two teaming up together for a comedy when Schumer appeared on the Daily Show:
"That's your next movie poster,"" he said when he saw the photos. "Tell me that's not a cop movie."
The friendship between the two began only a short time before, according to The New York Times, when in summer camp-like fashion Lawrence wrote to Schumer and declared her love:
"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."
And it seems when Lawrence shared the news of their new project, she let Schumer know via text, and the comedian replied in pretty typical fashion. Lawrence said, "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!'"