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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