The 41-year-old actress reportedly believes she needs to look into other film work after her latest movie `The Switch` starring Jason Bateman took only $8.4 million on its opening weekend in the US.
A film insider said: "Jen thinks she`s outgrown these types of movies. They were cute and audiences loved them years ago, but that`s not what they want to see - or, at least, not with Jen.
"She kind of knew this was coming, but she didn`t expect `The Switch` to do that badly at the box office."
She now plans to go into directing, working on a number of serious projects.
The source added to Hollywoodlife.com: "Jen will direct `Counter-Clockwise`, a drama about a psychologist who conducts an experiment on reversing the aging process by making her patients believe they are younger.
"And she`ll co-star and direct `Goree Girls`, a drama musical - something she`s never done. That film is based on a true story from the 1940s about a group of incarcerated female country-and-western performers. So really, there are options for her."
Following her role in `The Switch`, Jennifer will next be seen in `Just Go With It` with Nicole Kidman and Adam Sandler, due for release in February 2011.