Jennifer Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars who also has the habit of tripping up a lot, is set to go behind the camera to tell a trippy tale. The Hunger Games actress will make her directorial debut with a movie about a counterculture psychic war. “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 tells Entertainment Weekly. Lawrence has wanted to direct since she was a teenager, but says she needed to wait a few years. “If I had tried to do it earlier, I wouldn’t have been ready. Now I actually feel ready.”
While Project Delirium will mark her directorial debut, Lawrence is also busy at work writing a screenplay with Amy Schumer, and she shows no signs of wanting to stop acting (she is currently filming Passengers with Chris Pratt, and has an upcoming project with Darren Aronofsky, as well as another bloody X-Men movie). Acting, writing directing: if Project Delirium is well-received, Lawrence’s ascension to the very top of Hollywood is assured. It is possible, though, that the film will be looked on as a self-indulgent vanity project from a movie star. At least Lawrence, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, and James Franco will have something to talk about at the Oscars.