CONFIRMED: Francis Lawrence Chosen to Direct Hunger Games Sequel Catching Fire

Truth rating: 10


Catching Fire may have found its director: Francis Lawrence.

The Water for Elephants filmmaker will soon receive an official offer for the job, Gossip Cop can confirm.

The gig to helm The Hunger Games sequel became available earlier this month after Gary Ross decided not to continue with the franchise.

Lawrence’s film credits also include I Am Legend and Constantine, as well as a slew of music videos for everyone from Justin Timberlake and Incubus to Beyonce and Alanis Morissette.

He currently serves as an executive producer on FOX’s “Touch,” and received a Grammy last year for directing Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video.

Again, nothing is official yet – but what do you think of Lawrence potentially directing Catching Fire?

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