will be making her directorial debut in 2018 with the movie Booksmart.
Wilde is the latest in a long line of actresses who have made the transition from actress to film director. Here are just some of the women in Hollywood who are taking storytelling into their own hands.
Olivia Wilde is making her directorial debut with the movie Booksmart. The film will apparently focus on two female best friends, who suddenly regret not having enough fun while in high school. They decide they have to cram all of the fun they've missed into one crazy night.
Portman directed 2015's A Tale of Love and Darkness, which is about the early years of the State of Israel, and a young man's relationship with his mother. Based on the book by Amos Oz, Portman adapted the screenplay, and starred in the movie, as well as directing it.
She also directed a segment of 2008's anthology film New York, I Love You.
Gerwig's movie, 2017's Lady Bird, has gained award-season recognition for its stunning direction and performances.
She also co-directed 2008's mumblecore classic, Nights and Weekends, with Joe Swanberg, who is famous for his movie Drinking Buddies, and his Netflix series Easy.
Stewart's first movie, the short film Come Swim, screened at Cannes last year. Of working with women, Stewart told The Guardian, "The coolest female directors I’ve ever worked with are such compulsive freaks."
Famous for acting in and co-writing Richard Linklater's The Before Trilogy, Delpy is a prolific filmmaker in her own right. Movies she's directed include 2 Days in Paris, 2 Days in New York, and Lolo.
Pinkett Smith directed the 2008 movie The Human Contract, which starred Idris Elba and Jason Clarke.
Actor and writer Tamblyn directed 2016's Paint It Black starring Alia Shawkat.
Larson starred in her directorial debut, Unicorn Store, alongside Samuel L. Jackson. The movie follows a woman who gets a mysterious invitation to fulfil all of her dreams.
As well as directing episodes of American Horror Story, Bassett directed the 2015 TV movie, Whitney Houston: A Tragic Love.
Foster has directed several movies, including 2016's Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.
Angelina Jolie has directed 2011's In the Land of Blood and Honey, 2014's Unbroken, 2015's By the Sea, and 2017's First They Killed My Father.
2009's Whip It should have been the first of many movies directed by Barrymore. Starring Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig, and Drew Barrymore as women that play on a roller derby team, what more could you actually want from a movie?
The most famous movie that Madonna directed, 2011's W.E., chronicles the love affair of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.
The Office star Fischer directed 2004's LolliLove, a mockumentary about a couple who hand out lollipops to the less fortunate.