Jennifer Lawrence recently came out top for a second successive year in a ranking of the most valuable movie stars. Lawrence, 25, an Oscar winner for Silver Linings Playbook and star of the Hunger Games movie franchise, was deemed “the leading movie star of her generation” by editors at culture and entertainment.
Previously, Forbes had named Lawrence the highest-paid actress with an estimated $52 million in earnings. And now the actor is all set to add yet another designation to her already crowded CV — that of a director.
“I’d also like to direct a comedy,” she told Entertainment Weekly, who named her their Entertainer of the Year. “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, 25, said she’ll be helming Project Delirium — an adaption of an article. “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. 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 piece was published in 2012 by The New Yorker, and focused on military doctors running experiments on soldiers throughout the Cold War.
The actress has already announced her plans to write a comedy screenplay with Amy Schumer, slowly becoming Hollywood’s newest multihyphenate.
“We play sisters,” Lawrence said earlier about the film’s storyline. “We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us.”