War photographer Lynsey Addario’s memoir has barely been out for a month, but the bidding war for its film adaptation appears to be over.
Warner Bros. is finalizing a deal to bring It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War to the big screen, Deadline reports, with Steven Spielberg attached as director and Jennifer Lawrence in a starring role.
Addario apparently met with all of the bidders, who reportedly included Darren Aronofsky (who wanted Natalie Portman as the lead), Working Title Films (who wanted it for Reese Witherspoon), Focus‘ Margot Robbie and George Clooney, along with his producing partner Grant Heslov.
She has spent much of the last 15 years photographing the human toll of conflict, especially on women, from Afghanistan to Libya, Cuba to Iraq, India to Israel.
“I feel a huge pressure to be successful in communicating their trauma,” the mother of one, who’s been kidnapped twice, told TIME last month. “I have to make sure that I take this information and disseminate it in a way that’s useful to them in the long term; that will prevent other women from going through what they went through. I can’t imagine not dedicating my life to trying to stop those things from happening.”