Back in 2013, Jennifer Lawrence told Collider that she’s been itching to sit in the director’s chair ever since she was a teenager. Now that The Hunger Games has wrapped up with its final installment Mockingjay – Part 2, it looks as though the Oscar winner is finally going to make that dream a reality.
Lawrence is set to make her directorial debut with the comedy Project Delirium. “I’ve signed on to direct something called ‘Project Delirium’ — it’s based on this article about mental warfare in the ’60s, like an acid experiment gone terribly wrong,” she revealed to Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s funny, I’ve wanted to direct since I was 16 and always thought I should start making steps towards that,” she added. “If I had tried to do it earlier, I wouldn’t have been ready. Now I actually feel ready.”
Project Delirium is just one of many new ventures for Lawrence. Over the summer, we learned that she and Amy Schumer are writing a movie together in which they play sisters. Her dive into other aspects of the film world won’t keep her from appearing on the big screen, though. She stars in Joy, helmed by Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell, due to open in theaters on Christmas Day.