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Jennifer Lawrence and her "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay" director Francis Lawrence are teaming up with Oscar winner James Cameron for a new ocean-themed biopic.

TheWrap reports that the trio will work together on "The Dive," the true story of married couple Francisco "Pipin" Ferraras and Audrey Mestre, freedivers who competed with each other to see who could dive the furthest underwater using a single breath of air. Mestre died in 2002 during one of those dives, in an attempt to break her own world record of 557.7 feet.

Jennifer Lawrence will play Mestre in the film, and Francis Lawrence will direct. Cameron, who has filmed Ferraras attempting his late wife's last dive, will produce the film.

No word yet on when production is expected to start, or who will play Ferraras. Stay tuned.

[via: TheWrap]

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