Is Jennifer Lawrence getting ahead of herself here? The 22-year-old has already signed up for Silver Linings Playbook director David O'Russell's new movie The Ends of the Earth. Lawrence is up for Best Actress at the Oscars on Sunday (February 24, 2013) and is expected by most to pip Jessica Chastain and Emmanuelle Riva to the prize.

The actress-director combo will reunite for the new drama, about powerful oil tycoon Ernest Marland, who lost everything when he was caught in a controversial affair with his step-daughter. The project certainly has a decent pedigree, with Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio taking care of the script and the all-conquering Harvey Weinstein overseeing the whole thing. "She is the most dedicated person I know," Russell said in the release announcing the movie. "Her acting is effortless and she always makes it look easy."

The news comes just days after Deadline reported Jennifer Lawrence was being tapped to star opposite Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in another of David O'Russell's movies. Formerly known as American Bullshit, the film follows the story of a 1970's FBI sting operation that took down several U.S. congressman. The movie is being developed by Sony Pictures, with Megan Ellison producing and developing a script.

Jennifer Lawrence has already won a Golden Globe award and SAG award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook and is favourite to take home the Best Actress award this Sunday.