Jennifer Lawrence has beaten out Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman for the chance to be Lynsey Addario.
That’s because Steven Spielberg outbid George Clooney — and other big names — to snag the film rights to the Westport photojournalist’s memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.
Media reports say that Warner Bros is finalizing a big-ticket deal. The bidding war broke out after the New York Times Magazine excerpted compelling sections of what quickly became a best-seller. Addario details her work in combat zones around the world, from Afghanistan and Iraq to Darfur and the Congo — and the pregnancy that followed.
According to the Daily Mail, Addario met personally with some of the bidders. They were amazed by her story.
Sometime in the future, movie-goers around the world will be too.