Two seemingly very different stars — an Oscar winner and a comedian who has nurtured an image as an outside-the-box personality — have joined forces to write and star in a movie.
The stars are Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer, who both happen to be burning brightly in Hollywood at the moment. Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” movies, was recently named by Forbes magazine as the highest-paid actress of 2015, while Schumer has been on a roll with the fourth-season renewal of her Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer” along with hosting the 2015 MTV Movie Awards and seeing the summer release of her star vehicle feature film “Trainwreck.”
The New York Times reports that the two women, who have become friends since first meeting about two months ago, have been collaborating on the comedy screenplay.
Lawrence told the paper: “We play sisters. We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We’ve got about 100 pages right now.”
Lawrence adds in the Times interview: “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.’”