JLaw To Direct Now Too, Moves One Step Closer To World Domination

When you’re an Hollywood sensation, beloved by the world, heralded for your talents, and a favourite of the studios due to your proven box office drawing capabilities by the tender age of 25, where do you go from there?

You do that thing that just about every actor worth their salt has done, and you make the move behind the camera to direct. That’s what you bloody well do.
Jennifer Lawrence has had about as good a handful of years as you’re ever likely to see from an actor in the Hollywood system, and so now her ambitions and talents are turning to the coveted deck-chair/megaphone/puffy pants role of film director.
JLaw’s debut as a director is likely to come via a film entitled Project Delirium a comedy property based on a New Yorker article from 2012 that chronicled the real life events of the 1960s where the US Army conducted experiments on people with substances such as LCD, Marijuana and other opiates in the hopes of developing a humane, non-lethal method of incapacitating enemy soldiers in battle.
Remember the opening sequence with Bill Hader from Pineapple Express? Yeah, something like that.

Lawrence has officially signed on to direct the film, and told Entertainment Weekly of her brimming keenness to get neck-deep in some Medium Close Ups.

“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 original story itself is massively interesting, and the OG article is definitely worth a read.

Whether she knocks it out of the park or not obviously remains to be seen. But if she does, there’ll be no stopping here, this much is for certain.
Might as well go ahead and start planning to re-title the Hollywood sign as Lawrencevale.
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