Jennifer Lawrence to play war photographer: Report

Actress Jennifer Lawrence at the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California on Nov 17, 2014. She will star in Steven Spielberg's It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life Of Love
Actress Jennifer Lawrence at the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California on Nov 17, 2014. She will star in Steven Spielberg's It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life Of Love And War, US media said. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Jennifer Lawrence will star in Steven Spielberg's It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life Of Love And War, US media said Monday.

Warner Bros studio secured the rights to the memoir by Lynsey Addario, the award-winning American international photojournalist, after an auction, Variety said.

American Sniper producer Andrew Lazar will also be involved, it said, citing sources.

Addario has travelled to war-torn countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq and was part of a New York Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009.

Lawrence, 24, who won an Oscar in 2013 for Silver Linings Playbook and starred in The Hunger Games movies, is currently shooting David O. Russell's Joy, which is set for release at Christmas.