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Jennifer Lawrence to tackle 'mental warfare' movie in directorial debut

After finishing up a press tour for the final Hunger Games installment, Mockingjay — Part 2, and amping up for a possible Oscar nomination for her work in Joy, Jennifer Lawrence is ready to take a break from acting.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Lawrence confirmed that she's signed on to direct her first feature.

"It's based on this article about mental warfare in the '60s, like an acid experiment gone terribly wrong," Lawrence told the magazine.

Lawrence added that she's wanted to direct since she was 16-years-old, but wanted to take baby steps toward her directorial debut.

While this sounds like a pretty dramatic choice for her first attempt at directing, the actress also confessed she's also always wanted to direct a comedy.

Lawrence talked briefly about wanting to direct movies at last year's Golden Globe awards, but it hasn't been a topic she's broached much before in interviews.

"I have wanted to direct as long as I've wanted to act," Lawrence said. "I just don't talk about it because I'd rather just do it."

There's no estimated time for when Lawrence will start work on the feature, but she's currently filming the drama, Passengers, alongside Chris Pratt and Michael Sheen. While her directorial debut seems like a sure thing, it may not happen for quite some time.

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