Jennifer Lawrence, director: Actress is stepping behind the camera

Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.'. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

It’s not an unusual step for actors to dabble in directing, but that often happens after a long career. So it’s an advanced move for Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, who’s only 25 years old.

Now that the Hunger Games franchise has reached its end, Lawrence wants to take on bigger challenges, and that includes stepping behind the camera.

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Variety reports that Lawrence is helming Project Delirium, an adaptation of an article.

“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. It’s funny, I’ve wanted to direct since I was 16 and always thought I should start making steps towards that. If I had tried to do it earlier, I wouldn’t have been ready. Now I actually feel ready.”

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“I’d also like to direct a comedy,” she said. “I have wanted to direct as long as I’ve wanted to act. I just don’t talk about it because I’d rather just do it.”

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Lawrence, currently one of Hollywood’s hottest actresses, has also been communicating with comedy juggernaut Amy Schumer. The two women plan on putting out a comedy film together, according to The New York Times.

“We play sisters,” Lawrence said. “We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us.”

But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean she’s done with acting. Lawrence has insisted that she’s not retiring any time soon. She’s set to appear in director David O. Russell’s latest movie, Joy, which opens on Christmas Day.


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