There’s no ignoring the fact that Jennifer Lawrence is everywhere lately—mostly to promote the final installment in the Hunger Games movie franchise, but that just means we get some super-charming and relatable moments from her during the Mockingjay Part 2 press junket. It also means we get some real-time announcements from the actress about the projects she’s got in the works.
One of them? Directing a film! In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lawrence admitted that she wants to work on her next project from behind the camera, on a movie actually inspired by 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.”
In addition to directing, it’s already been reported that Lawrence is also going to be co-writing a film with real-life bestie Amy Schumer. And don’t think Project Delirium is destined to be her only foray into directing—Lawrence also told EW that she wants to direct a comedy someday, too.
More female-led projects? Here. For. It.
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