Jennifer Lawrence Stepping in as Director in Comedy Film About a Bad Acid Trip
Now that she’s done and dusted with the “Hunger Games” trilogy, the incomparable Jennifer Lawrence can finally move on with her life. And for JLaw, moving on means moving behind the camera. That’s right, Lawrence is donning the directorial hard-hat in an upcoming comedy film. Excited? Read on for more details.
It’s not just any comedy- its a comedy trip about an acid trip gone wrong. According to the latest reports by Entertainment Weekly, whom Lawrence spoke to about her latest venture, the movie is based on a 2012 New York Times article known as “Operator Delirium”. It entails psychological warfare in the cold war era, particularly on a Colonel James Ketchum, who became the military’s expert in fighting the enemy with psycho-chemicals. Which is, in this case: a bad batch of acid.
Lawrence says she was wanted to direct since she was sixteen, but she did not feel confident that she was ready to do it until now. Now something, it seems, has changed, and the world must now ready itself to see if Jennifer Lawrence’s direction is really all that much.
Speaking to the publication, Lawrence had this to say about her movie:
“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,”
Previously, Lawrence had also told Entertainment Weekly that her love for direction stems from the same time as her love for acting. She just did not want to act on it until she was completely sure that she would not suck. Well, i guess we are going to find out now.
Lawrence is also writing a comedy screenplay for film with Amy Schumer, and according to Variety, the two are quickly becoming Hollywood’s latest ‘multi-hyphenate.’ Talking about Schumer, Lawrence said that they were akin to sisters.
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