HOLLYWOOD—Actress Jennifer Lawrence, 24, will play Lynsey Addario, a well-known war photographer, in an upcoming film directed by Steven Spielberg.

Warner Bros. is sealing the deal, based on Addario’s memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love And War.

Addario, 41, made headlines in January when The New York Times Magazine published an excerpt of her book, titling the article, “What Can a Pregnant Photojournalist Cover? Everything.”