Jennifer Lawrence Heads Behind the Scenes, Will Direct First Film

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Jennifer Lawrence is set to head behind the camera for a change, as she makes the transition from actor to director. The Hunger Games star, best known for her role as the ever-popular Katniss Everdeen, has signed on to direct a film called 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 says in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

The film is based on a piece published in the New Yorker in 2012, called Operation Delirium. The article tells of military doctors who ran experiments on soldiers during 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,” Jennifer Lawrence says. “If I had tried to do it earlier, I wouldn’t have been ready. Now I actually feel ready.”

It was a little over a year ago when Jennifer Lawrence first mention her interest in directing a film.

“My passion for directing happened at the same time it did for acting on my first movie,” she said backstage at the 2015 Golden Globes. “So I would love to direct--but I don’t want to suck.”

It's hard to fathom that Jennifer Lawrence could "suck" at much of anything. The actress continues to astonish people with her on-screen presence and her off-screen wisdom. She recently penned an essay about gender inequality in Hollywood that has many revering the young star with even more respect than before.

There's no word yet as to when Project Delirium will start production, or even if it has a cast yet. It's likely many will be intrigued by the film for the sole purpose of Jennifer Lawrence directing. Nearly everything this young starlet touches turns to gold.

Can you see Jennifer Lawrence making the transition from in front of the camera to behind it?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.