Jennifer Lawrence To Make Directorial Debut
Jennifer Lawrence is set to make her directorial debut with a project about mental warfare during the Cold War.
The Oscar winner’s first challenge will be adapting a 2012 New Yorker article by journalist Raffi Khatchadourian’s, which details a secret chemical weapons testing program run by the U.S. Army in the 1960s.
“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,” Lawrence told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
The Hunger Games star, 25, also shared her hopes to expand her resume to other genres.
“I’d also like to direct a comedy,” she added. “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.”
Lawrence already has a similar role in the works. She’s writing a screenplay with Trainwreck star Amy Schumer for a comedy in which they play sisters.