‘Catching Fire’ Director Announced: Francis Lawrence

Unfortunately, although Gary Ross did a great job filming “Hunger Games,” he will not be filming the sequel.

But that’s okay folks, because we got the next best thing! The director of ‘Catching Fire’ has been announced and it is Francis Lawrence. And NO, he is not Jennifer Lawrence’s father or relative.

Here’s what he has to say:

“Hello fellow Hunger Games fans! I just want you all to know how unbelievably excited and honored I am to be a part of Catching Fire. At the end of the day, all of the work that I put in to my movies is for you — the fans. Make sure to post and let me know what you’re most excited to see in this adaptation as we aim to make something truly faithful and spectacular!”

Awe, he seems nice! And it looks like some of the cast likes him as well and don’t mind him directing them even though they adored Gary Ross.

Liam Hemsworth who plays Gale in the famous trilogy says, “The last I heard, the new director [Lawrence] had just come on, so that’s really cool. I’m excited about that. I think we shoot the last few months of this year.”

Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) also expressed his excitement about Francis. He said, “Francis is extremely talented, and everyone I’ve talked to says he’s the best guy in the world, so I think he’s going to bring a lot.”

Sounds good to me!

Lawrence began his career by filming only music videos at first but since then he has grown to filming movies like Constantine and Water for Elephants.

What do you think of the new director they picked out for ‘Catching Fire’? Do you think he can make this film as awesome as ‘Hunger Games’ was?