With Academy Awards and the title of highest paid female actor in Hollywood to her name, Jennifer Lawrence is now sizing up a role on the other side of the camera, saying that she’s weighing up the possibility of a directorial debut in the near future.

Revealing to Entertainment Weekly that she’s sizing up a dark comedy with the working title of Project Delirium, based on real events, she said: “I’d also like to direct a comedy. 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.”

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence is considering her directorial debut

Speaking more about the movie idea itself, the 25 year old actor said: “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.” The piece she refers to was published in the New Yorker in 2012, and describes military doctors running experiments on soldiers during the Cold War.

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Having just finished work on The Hunger Games with the fourth and final instalment Mockingjay – Part 2 coming out earlier this month, and her last X-Men appearance on the horizon, it’s a good time for J-Law to pause, take stock of her impressive situation and consider her future.

She feels that she’s now learned enough to give directing a go. “It’s funny, I’ve wanted to direct since I was 16 and always thought I should start making steps towards that,” Lawrence mused. “If I had tried to do it earlier, I wouldn’t have been ready. Now I actually feel ready.”

Lawrence has publicly floated this idea before, saying back at the start of 2014 at the Golden Globes that she was thinking of making the jump into production. “My passion for directing happened at the same time it did for acting on my first movie. So I would love to direct – but I don’t want to suck.”

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