The comedy Gods have come together and sent us what could be the next dynamic duo. During an interview discussing the last ‘Hunger Games’ film, Jennifer Lawrence leaked to The New York Times what her post ‘Hunger Games’ future holds.
One thing she mentioned is that it holds a lot more of Amy Schumer. Since becoming fast friends this summer, the two decided to write a screenplay together in which they plan to star.
Lawrence told the New York Times, “We play sisters. We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We’ve got about 100 pages right now.” She went on to explain how the writing process between them works:
“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.
I know just hearing about the project is filling you guys up with anticipation over the movie itself (something Jon Stewart predicted would happen!), but before we get there, just think about what the Lawrence-Schumer publicity tour will look like when this film gets made. Lawrence is already a charmer on red carpets and once you combine her charm with Schumer’s signature deadpan delivery, we get giddy just thinking about it. Assuming their writing styles do translate well on film, the whole thing will be double the goof and double the fun.
So whose brilliant idea was it to pair J.Law and Schumer? Well, the friendship developed when Lawrence reached out to Schumer after watching Schumer’s film, “Trainwreck.”
“I emailed her after I saw Trainwreck,” Lawrence said. According to Lawrence, she wrote, “I don’t know where to get started. I guess I should just say it: I’m in love with you.” Lawrence said the e-mailing turned to texting and the rest, as they say, is jet-skiing history.
For an early taste of what their banter will look like, here’s what happened after Lawrence realized she inadverdantly announced the project. Lawrence texted Schumer to warn her that news of their collaboration was out. According to Lawrence this is what texts between these two new friends and partners look like:
J.Law: I just spilled the beans to The New York Times. Is that O.K.?
Schumer: That you’re gay? Totally! It’s exciting!