We all knew it was coming, but now it’s official: Francis Lawrence is definitely set to catch fire. Lawrence, director of I Am Legend and Water for Elephants, is officially set to helm Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games. Though news broke that Lawrence had been offered the job recently, now the ink …
We posted earlier this week that Francis Lawrence, the director of such films as I Am Legend and Water for Elephants, was reportedly one of Lionsgate’s top choices to direct the sequel to the year’s biggest film so far, The Hunger Games. Well now, it’s official, as Lawrence has been extended (and will presumably accept) the offer today.
As if the unexpectedly enormous success of the first film in the Hunger Games franchise wasn’t enough, Lionsgate is keeping its Katniss publicity machine in full-gear, spilling to The Playlist that Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote) and Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Constantine) are in contention to direct the sequel, Catching Fire.