Jennifer Lawrence has confirmed that she and US comedian Amy Schumer have finished writing the script for their new film.
Speaking to Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music today (January 4), Lawrence stated that the pair have finished writing it and want to start work on the project “soon”.
“That is done. We have finished writing it,” she replied when quizzed. “We have an official first draft. I am going to try and fit it somewhere into my ghoulish schedule, and we’re gonna try to do that pretty soon.”
Speaking about the writing process, the Hunger Games star continued: “It was hilarious, because when you’re writing a comedy it’s not good enough unless you’re laughing out loud. So I’m laughing at my pages and I’m laughing at her pages and thinking that the whole process is hilarious. I’m thinking we’ve got a pretty funny, good movie.”
Previously, Lawrence has stated that she actively sought out a collaboration with Schumer after watching the comedian’s recent film, Trainwreck. “I watched Trainwreck and I was like, ‘Yep, we’re made for each other,’ and then I reached out and everything just happened so quickly,” the actress explained.
Lawrence was on the show to promote her current film, Joy, which opened in UK cinemas on New Year’s Day. The film portrays the real-life story of Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop, with Lawrence labelling the role “really inspiring” to play. “Right now, there’s this global confusion going on with women, and I found her struggle and her story really, really inspiring – especially as a woman,” she stated. “I couldn’t remember the last time there was a female lead with no romantic storyline.”