The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Jennifer Lawrence is getting ready to step behind the camera to produce her first film. 

In an interview with the Associated Press she spoke about producing The Glass Castle, saying that her mum encouraged her to take on the role.

She said: "My mother is like the lucky charm with these kinds of things.

"She read Winter's Bone and Hunger Games and when I read The Glass Castle I thought it was amazing, so we found Gil Netter, the producer who had the rights, and he and I started talking and now we are developing. We have a director and a writer and it's getting going."

She added: "I don't know if I will be any good, but I'm trying it.

"So far I am not sure if I am because I am very instinctual, but not very verbal. But producing is something that I have really wanted to do."

The Glass Castle is by Jeanette Wallis and it tells her story of a dysfunctional childhood with her artistic mother and alcoholic father.

Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will open in Irish cinemas next week on November 21.