Water For Elephants Director to take on Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire?

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Since Gary Ross has decided not to return to direct Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, the producers have been looking round for a suitable candidate to fill his very big shoes. It sounds like they might have found someone though and it's being reported that the job has now been offered to Water For Elephants director Francis Lawrence.

Francis Lawence to direct The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire?

After the runaway success of The Hunger Games, there's been a lot of speculation about who production company Lionsgate would ask to take the director's chair, but apparently the job has now been offered to Francis.

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With Jennifer Lawrence already signed up to film a sequel to X-Men First Class next January, filming needs to start in the autumn and with Francis at the helm, production will be able to move forward as soon as possible.

Francis Lawrence to direct The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire?

Having cut his teeth on a variety of music videos for Britney and Green Day, Francis also directed futuristic thriller I Am Legend, so we think he'll do a pretty awesome job.

If you're less than excited about having to wait until Novermber 2013 to see Catching Fire, check out the very dreamy Josh Hutcherson talking about what scenes he's most looking forward to filming in the next couple of films..

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All the cast  are signed up to return for the sequel so with a director on board, it sounds like they're ready to get rolling. We are excited to see who they pick to play the new characters that appear in Catching Fire, especially the drop-dead gorgeous Finnick Odair..

We're thinking Alex Pettyfer or Zac Efron would be a good choice of actor, but who do you think should play him?

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