Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Dance On Billy Joel's Piano

 

We were just talking about how great it is when people in the dance world turn out to be the BFFs you always imagined they were. Apparently, people in the acting world aren't all that different. And when those actors have some moves, too? I die.

Of course, I'm talking about the life-making news that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are writing a screenplay together. And of course, I'm also referring to that time they danced like no one was watching...except it was onstage...at a Billy Joel concert.

We already know J-Law can bust a move, thanks to that epic scene in Silver Linings Playbook. Let's hope that something similar makes its way into her forthcoming project!

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