Jennifer Lawrence Teams with James Cameron on “The Dive”
The film will tell the tragic true story of Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and his wife, Audrey Mestre, who were free divers competing to see how deep they could dive on a single breath of air. Mestre, who will be played by Lawrence, died when she attempted to beat her own record of 557.7 feet.
Ferraras later paid tribute to his late wife by diving to the same depth, in an attempt that was actually filmed by Cameron.
The Dive does not yet have a date for the start of filming. Lawrence will first re-team with her director and co-stars from Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro – to film another biopic, Joy, about a struggling single mom who worked to become one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs.
via The Wrap