Earlier this month, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer went on vacation together in the Hamptons. The ensuing surfacing of the photos caused such an Internet frenzy that Schumer addressed their boat and jet ski trip when she appeared on the final week of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Shown a vacation photo of the actresses, Stewart even joked that “that’s the next movie poster.”
Stewart may have predicted the future, because it appears the budding friendship between the two buzzed-about performers is leading to an on-screen collaboration as well.
Lawrence told the New York Times’ Brooks Barnes this week that she and Schumer are at work on a comedic screenplay, for a movie in which the two will star. The actresses will play sisters in the film, for which Lawrence says about 100 pages have already been written. Lawrence also went into the friends’ creative process:
“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.’”
This sounds like an exciting project, and not only because it’s the first creative teaming of two of today’s most talented, of-the-moment female performers. Schumer has collaborated with her sister on various projects, including Trainwreck and her currently-untitled comedy that Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) is circling as director. As the Schummer-penned Trainwreck demonstrates, relationships between adult sisters are an important subject to the comedian, and also a deep well of comedy (for more on that, read our Trainwreck review).
Sure, things are early in the process – we don’t know the film’s title or its premise beyond the sister part, nor is there any word about a director or a deal for the production to go forward. Lawrence hasn’t done much pure comedy thus far in her movie career, although she’s done fairly well on a pair of Saturday Night Live appearances. Yet the bare amount we do know is enough to make this a project worth watching closely.
Lawrence’s two major film release are The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (which arrives on November 20th, 2015) and David O. Russell’s Joy (opening Christmas Day 2015). We’ll bring you more information on her collaboration with Schumer when we have it.
Source: New York Times