Francis Lawrence is the the New Director of ' Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire'


'The Hunger Games' is a very nice movie, thanks to the film's director, Gary Ross. But Ross has already left the film and decided not to do the sequel, 'Catching Fire'. So who is the new director?

After a fast search over the past few weeks, Lionsgate executives have made their pick: Francis Lawrence has been chosen to helm 'Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire.'

According to some reports, Lionsgate confirmed this news to Lawrence today, and an official announcement will be released in the coming days. 

Lawrence is a known Music Video Director. He already worked with stars like Britney Spears, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z, Avril Lavigne, Aerosmith, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Lisa Marie Presley, Destiny's Child, Garbage, Gwen Stefani, Pink, Shakira, and Missy Elliott. He even won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form for directing Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' music video. (via Wikipedia

 He also directed different TV commercials for big companies such as Coca Cola and Disneyland. And in movies, he directed 'Constantine' (2005), 'I Am Legend' (2007), and 'Water for Elephants.' (2011) 

'Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire,' the second of four planned movies based on Suzanne Collins' trilogy of books is set to release on November 22, 2013 in 2D and Digital 2D Cinemas in the US. The film shooting will start on September and lead star Jennifer Lawrence needs to finish the film early January so she can do her next movie, the sequel of 'X-Men: First Class.'  

Source: The Hollywood Reporter 
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