Francis Lawrence Confirmed to Direct The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

photoI Am Legend director Francis Lawrence has officially signed on to direct Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games, based on the second in a series of books by Suzanne Collins.

Lawrence (Water for Elephants, Constantine) replaces Gary Ross, who decided not to direct the second installment in Lionsgate’s new blockbuster franchise due to the film’s tight production schedule.

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth will reprise their roles as Katniss, Peeta and Gale, with Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, and Woody Harrelson also returning to their respective roles in the post-apocalyptic action-adventure. Catching Fire is slated to hit theaters and IMAX on November 22, 2013. Source: Lionsgate

[ad#facebook-like-box-bottom]

News

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Official Trailer Watch the first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, starring James McAvoy, Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix Watch the trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, starring James McAvoy, Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain.
Red Sparrow Trailer Watch the trailer for spy thriller 'Red Sparrow' starring Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina recruited into espionage.
Video: Mother Movie Review Watch the movie review of Darren Aronofky's mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Mother! Trailer Watch the trailer for Darren Aronofsky's thriller Mother, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem.
Joy Watch the official trailer for Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.