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Jennifer Lawrence gets new role in Spielberg's film

By Dave McNaryMovies - 03 March 2015 10:26 AM | Updated 6:16 PM

Jennifer Lawrence gets new role in Spielberg's film

Warner Bros. has attached Jennifer Lawrence to star in director Steven Spielberg's 'It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War', sources confirm.

The studio won an auction Monday for the rights to the memoir by Lynsey Addario, the award-winning international photojournalist.

'American Sniper' producer Andrew Lazar is on board the drama.

The project attracted multiple offers after an excerpt of Addario's memoir appeared in the the New York Times Magazine.

Addario, who has traveled to war-torn countries like Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq, won the MacArthur Fellowship in 2008 and was part of the New York Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for International Reporting for her work in Waziristan.

Wynn Wygal at Lazar's company will oversee 'It's What I Do'.

Racheline Benveniste and Julia Spiro are overseeing for the studio. Spielberg is in post-production on the untitled DreamWorks-Disney Cold War thriller, starring Tom Hanks as attorney James Donovan, which has been dated for 16 October 2015.

The studios have also set Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book 'The BFG' for 1 July 2016.

Lawrence is currently shooting David O Russell's 'Joy', which is set for a Christmas release by Fox.

She'll be seen next in Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2' in November 2015.