Actress Jennifer Lawrence is set to star as war-photographer Lynsey Addario in new Warner Bros. biopic, reports Deadline. Steven Spielberg is attached to direct the movie, based on Addario’s memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War.
The memoir was published last month. Addario has won Pulitzer for her work in Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur and the DRC.
Addario’s book details her time spent time in Afghanistan during the post-9/11 invasion, where she photographed Afghans who suffered during the Taliban regime.
Other victims of conflict highlighted by Addario’s work include those experiencing genocide in Darfur and women who had been raped in DRC.
The book also documents her own torment at the hands of loyalist Libyan forces in 2011. She was one of four New York Times journalists captured and subjected to physical abuse over six days during the civil war.
Addario also discusses her private life, and reveals how the scenes she witnessed at work increased her desire for a family of her own, how she met her husband and how she learned to live her life as both a mother and a war correspondent.