Jennifer Lawrence to direct first movie: ’60s acid trip ‘Project Delirium’
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At the tender age of 25 she’s already been nominated for three Oscars, fronted major hit blockbuster franchises, and wowed audiences both on and off the screen.

Now superstar actress and general pop culture sensation Jennifer Lawrence is making the move into directing – with a ’60s-set “mental warfare” movie called Project Delirium.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the star explained that the film – based on a New Yorker article – will centre on Cold War drug experiments on soldiers.

“It’s based on this article about mental warfare in the ’60s, like an acid experiment gone terribly wrong.

“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.”

By also emphasising her interest in comedy filmmaking especially, Lawrence may be hinting that the film is likely have an offbeat, satirical edge, rather than being a straight-faced drama.

Previous acclaimed actors turned successful directors include George Clooney, Clint Eastwood and now Ben Affleck, so it will be interesting to see whether Lawrence can also make that leap.

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