JLaw plays Iraq war photographer at center of new Spielberg film

Spielberg is about to tell her story in a new film in which she will be played by Hollywood’s hottest property, Jennifer Lawrence. (File photo: Reuters)

Her parents were hairdressers in a small town in Connecticut -- so it wasn’t exactly written in the stars that Lynsey Addario should become one of the world’s best known war photographers.

Even after her Italian-American family got her a Nikon camera for her 13th birthday, she thought “photographers were crazy rich kids” with time on their hands.

But fate was about to deal Addario the first of many strange hands that would take her to Afghanistan before September 11 turned the world upside down, and then from one war zone to the next.

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“I never set out or wanted to cover war,” the 42-year-old, who has continued to cover conflicts since becoming a mother five years ago, told AFP.

In her book, “It’s What I Do”, Addario tries to make sense of what got her into one of the world’s most dangerous professions.

Despite several scrapes with death documenting wars from Iraq to Congo, “I didn’t think anyone would read the book,” she said. “It felt really uncomfortable... egotistical (even). I thought, who would possibly care about my life?”

Steven Spielberg for starters. He is about to tell her story in a new film in which she will be played by Hollywood’s hottest property, “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence.

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