None more excited.
That is how I feel about the news that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are co-writing a screenplay right now. We already knew that the two of them were friends and had vacationed together, with some amazing jet ski photos having made the rounds thanks to Schumer. But when Lawrence revealed to the New York Times that the two of them are already 100 pages into a collaboration, it was genuinely exciting. Keep in mind, there's no studio involved, and there's no word on where or when they want to make it, but I would imagine this is going to be one of the easiest greenlights for any studio to give ever.
“Trainwreck” remains one of my favorite films of the summer, and I think Schumer's genuinely talented on the page. When I read that script for the first time, it was clear that she's not just about the joke. She wants to write films that work on several levels, and she's not afraid of real and ugly dramatic moments. On that film, Schumer worked at times with her sister Kim, and it sounds like Kim will be part of this as well. That's unsurprising, since Kim is such a major creative partner of Amy's on her show as well.
Besides, it sounds like her insight should be helpful based on the way Lawrence describes the script. “We play sisters… 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.” All of this has apparently happened very quickly. “I e-mailed her after I saw 'Trainwreck' and said, 'I don't know where to get started. I guess I should just say it: I'm in love with you.'”
Odd. The e-mails I sent to Schumer that said the same thing went unanswered. I guess I know where I fall in the grand scheme of things now, huh?
The two of them seem like they'd be an incredible force of nature in a room together. At the end of the Times interview, Lawrence texts Schumer to tell her that she's just given the paper the scoop on the screenplay. “I wrote 'I just spilled the beans to the New York Times. Is that okay?' And Amy wrote back, 'That you're gay? Totally! It's exciting!'”
Whatever this is, here's my ticket money. See you there opening day.
Lawrence will be onscreen this fall in both “Joy” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.”