Francis Lawrence is an American/Austrian music video, TV, and film director. He was announced to be the new director of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire after Gary Ross, director of The Hunger Games film, bowed out of directing the sequel. Lawrence was first reported to be the The Hunger Games: Catching Fire director on April 19, 2012 and was confirmed on May 3. Previous feature films directed by Lawrence include the sci-fi hit I Am Legend and Water for Elephants. He has also directed over 180 music videos.
Although Jennifer Lawrence and Francis Lawrence share the same last name, they have no relation.
- Francis Lawrence on Wikipedia
- Director Francis Lawrence Chosen For ‘Catching Fire’ Sequel To ‘Hunger Games’
- Francis Lawrence confirmed as 'Catching Fire' director
- Chitwood, Adam (April 21, 2020). ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Movie Officially in the Works; Francis Lawrence Returning to Direct. Collider. Retrieved on April 21, 2020.