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Thank you, comedy gods: Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are co-writing a screenplay

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Jennifer Lawrence dropped some huge news during a New York Times interview Wednesday. The Academy Award winner revealed that she’s currently writing a screenplay with comedian Amy Schumer. Best of all, the duo plan to star in the film as well.

According to Lawrence, the screenplay is nearly done, with 100 pages written so far. “It just flowed out of us,” said The Hunger Games star. “Amy and I were creatively made for each other. We have different flavors. It’s been the most fun experience of my life.” Lawrence mostly kept plot details to herself, but she revealed that the film will be a comedy and that she and Schumer will play sisters.

The collaboration came about after Lawrence saw Trainwreck and was inspired to email the comedian, the film’s writer and star. Even though they weren’t friends yet, Lawrence didn’t hold back in her message. 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.”

Reaching out worked. A friendship formed, and evidently it has developed into a long-distance collaboration. “We start the day off on the phone, laughing,” said Lawrence. “And then we send each other pages. And we crack up.” They’ll soon be working together in person, though; she shared that she’s headed to Chicago to write with Amy and her sister, Kim, who also worked on Trainwreck.

Once the screenplay is complete, Schumer and Lawrence will undoubtedly have their pick in studios. Their pairing is a match made in comedy heaven, and we know we’re not the only ones wanting to see what they’ve come up with as soon as possible.

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