Stephen Spielberg to Direct Pulitzer Prize-Winning Wartime Photographer’s Story

Stephen Spielberg is reportedly going to direct a movie based on the personal story of  Pulitzer Prize-Winning Wartime Photographer Lynsey Addario who was captured in Libya in 2011 along with two other journalists.

Addario, who you can see in a lecture in the video above, worked as conflict photographer for numerous publications including AP, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic. She photographed in Afghanistan under Taliban, covered conflicts in Iraq, Darfur, the Congo, and Haiti and many other dangerous areas.

In March while on assignment for the The New York Times in Libya she got captured by the army and released by the Libyan government after being captured (and abused) by the Libyan Army.

Lynsey Addario short video on National Geographic – Leaving the Comfort Zone


The movie “It’s What I Do” (based on Addario’s book: It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War) will reach theaters sometime during 2017 and apparently Speilberg had to fight some other big names to get it including George Clooney. The part of Addario also saw some interesting names including Natalie Portman, Margot Robbie and Reese Witherspoon. However Jennifer Lawrence will apparently be the one playing the heroic photographer.

It’s What I Do – Addario’s book



You can watch more videos of interesting photographers on our photographer section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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