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‘Hunger Games’ Sequel ‘Catching Fire’ Calls Up ‘I Am Legend’ Director Francis Lawrence

After losing Gary Ross, Lionsgate put a bunch of names into a big bowl and finally pulled one out. Turns out, they can’t get enough of people named Lawrence. According to The Hollywood Reporter, they’ve chosen Francis Lawrence – the director behind I Am Legend, Water for Elephants and Constantine – to take the reigns on the massively successful franchise. He beat out Bennett Miller (Moneyball) as well as a wishlist that included Duncan Jones, Tomas Alfredson and exactly zero women.
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Francis Lawrence Offered ‘Hunger Games’ Sequel ‘Catching Fire’

Entertainment / Film : SlashFilm (2 years ago)

After narrowing down the field to two possible contenders earlier this week, Lionsgate has finally settled on a new director to replace Gary Ross for its Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. Francis Lawrence has just received the offe... Read Post

Director Francis Lawrence offered 'Catching Fire'

Entertainment : The Marquee Blog (2 years ago)

The collective sigh of “Hunger Games” fans may soon be heard ‘round the globe since it looks like the sequel may finally have a director. According to Entertainment Weekly, Lionsgate has offered “I Am Legend” director Francis Lawren... Read Post

Francis Lawrence Will Direct The Hunger Games Sequel Catching Fire

Entertainment : BuzzSugar (2 years ago)

The hunt has been on for a new director for the sequel to The Hunger Games ever since Gary Ross dropped out, and now Lionsgate has found a replacement. Francis Lawrence will direct Catching Fire, which is set to be released in Novem... Read Post


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