New Besties Amy Schumer, JLaw Are Writing Movie

Lawrence says the two were "creatively made for each other"
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2015 8:24 AM CDT
New Besties Amy Schumer, JLaw Are Writing Movie
Amy Schumer, seen here in July, is writing a screenplay with Jennifer Lawrence in which the two plan to star as sisters.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Jennifer Lawrence—Hollywood's highest-paid actress—is teaming up with Amy Schumer—legally declared hot enough to be on TV, barely—to write a comedy in which the duo plan to star as sisters, the New York Times reports. Lawrence spilled the news to the Times, telling the paper the two are almost done with the script. "Amy and I were creatively made for each other," the once-and-future Katniss Everdeen says. "It's been the most fun experience of my life." Lawrence and Schumer have only known each other for a few months, so it's been a productive friendship. "We really hit it off, to say the least," says Lawrence.

Lawrence tells the Times she first met Schumer after emailing her to tell her she loved Trainwreck, this summer's successful comedy written by and starring Schumer. "We started emailing, and then emailing turned to texting." Then texting apparently turned to jet-skiing. Vanity Fair reports that Lawrence crashed Schumer's annual vacation with her friends from high school earlier this month, and the two were photographed riding a jet-ski and making a human pyramid. When Schumer recounted the story on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart suggested she star in a comedy with Lawrence. Thanks, Jon! (More Jennifer Lawrence stories.)

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