Despite the franchise wrapping up this year, “The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence is ready to add another string to her bow: the actor has told EW she’s set to direct her first feature.
“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 said. The piece, called “Operation Delirium,” was publushed in 2012 by The New Yorker, and focused on military doctors running experiments on soldiers throughout the Cold War.
“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.”
On top of her plans to direct and an already stellar acting career, the Oscar winner is also writing a comedy screenplay with friend Amy Schumer.