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Report: Francis Lawrence to Direct Hunger Games Sequel Catching Fire

Has Catching Fire found its director?

Ever since Hunger Games director Gary Ross dropped out of the franchise in early April, Lionsgate has been on a mad hunt for a replacement. According to The Hollywood Reporter, they’ve already found their guy: Francis Lawrence.

Best known for directing I Am Legend and Water for Elephants, Lawrence, 42, is reportedly thisclose to being tapped to helm the sure-to-be-successful follow-up to The Hunger Games.

An added bonus? The guy is name buddies with Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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04.20.2012 / 06:21 AM EDT by Laura Case
Related: News, Movies, The Hunger Games

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