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Francis Lawrence 'Excited' To Direct Hunger Games Prequel

Francis Lawrence is ''really excited'' to be directing the 'Hunger Games' prequel.The 49-year-old filmmaker is returning to the franchise to oversee 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' and admits he was thrilled when author Suzanne...

Francis Lawrence Wants A Constantine Sequel

Francis Lawrence wants to make a 'Constantine' sequel.The 49-year-old director helmed the 2005 movie which starred Keanu Reeves as the DC Comics detective John Constantine, and has now revealed that he and 'The Matrix' star...

Francis Lawrence To Direct Hunger Games Prequel

Francis Lawrence is to direct the 'Hunger Games' prequel 'The Ballad of Songbirds And Snakes'.Deadline reports that the 49-year-old filmmaker, who helmed three films in the original series, will return to the franchise for the...

'The Hunger Games' Director And Stars Defend 'Mockingjay Part 2'S' Violence

The final instalment of The Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay Part 2 is said to be the saga’s most violent film yet, with scenes showing the bombing of young children and a public execution. But director...

Homer's 'Odyssey' Adaptation: 6 Actors Who Would Be Perfect As Odysseus

Homer's Odyssey finally has the epic (pun more definitely intended) directing, writing and producing team it deserves. Fresh from working on The Hunger Games trilogy, Francis Lawrence is set to direct, Peter Craig to write...

'Mockingjay Part 1' Offers Elizabeth Banks A Character Reinvention

As 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' continues to dominate the American box office and build anticipation to next year's concluding chapter, one member of the ensemble is emerging as a scene-stealer. Elizabeth Banks' character...

Cgi Wasn't Used For Philip Seymour Hoffman In Hunger Games

Francis Lawrence thinks using CGI to increase the presence of Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' would have been ''catastrophic.''The acclaimed actor passed away in February at the age of...

The Hunger Games Cast Pay Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman

'The Hunger Games' cast and crew have paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman. The actor was said to be just seven days away from wrapping filming on the final part of the sci-fi film when...

Thanksgiving Box Office: 'Hunger Games' Remains King While 'Frozen' Makes Solid Start

It was a familiar sight at the top of the box office this weekend, with Hunger Games: Catching Fire dominating proceedings at the summit, while Frozen – a newcomer for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend –...

Why Do The Critics Think 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Is The Best Film Ever?

If the first Hunger Games movie surprised everyone with its seamless transition from page to screen, The Hunger Games Catching Fire has all but astounded. With 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, Francis Lawrence has taken the...

Hunger Games Cast Assembles In Rome As Suzanne Collins Confirms No More Books [Pictures]

As The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premieres across the world, the sequel to the 2012 adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games looks set to outperform its predecessor at the box office.They spent how much...

The Hunger Games Catches Fire, Leaving Fans Positively Starving For More [Pictures]

It’s difficult to pinpoint where The Hunger Games got it so perfectly right. Could it be the inspired choice of Jennifer Lawrence to become the face of Katniss, or is it simply the sheer popularity...

Jennifer Lawrence Disapproves Of Miley Cyrus' Wild Antics

Jennifer Lawrence finds Miley Cyrus' raunchy performances ''disgusting''.The 23-year-old actress is less than impressed with her fellow starlet's controversial antics, including her overly-sexual twerking at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday (10.11.13) before lighting...

Jennifer Lawrence's Humour And 'Catching Fire' Trailer Impresses Fans At Comic-con

The Hunger Games Comic-Con 2013 panel was a huge success. Six of the upcoming sequel Catching Fire's actors sat on the panel. These included: Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen); Josh Hutcherson (Peeta); Jeffrey Wright (Beetee); Lenny...

A Week In Movies: The Hangover Saga Ends, The Hunger Games Cast Talk Catching Fire And Jennifer Aniston Plays A Stripper

The big global release this week is The Hangover Part III, and the cast has been jetting around the world for premieres in Los Angeles and London, where fans screamed at actors Bradley Cooper, Zach...

Katniss Is Enemy No.1 In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [Trailer & Pictures]

Katniss Is Enemy No.1 In Hunger Games: Catching FireThe first full trailer for the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire has been released, debuting at the MTV Movie awards on Sunday (April 14, 2013). Recent Oscar-winner...

Coen Brothers To Rewrite Angelina Jolie's Unbroken Script

The Coen brothers are rewriting Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' script.The iconic filmmakers have signed on to update the draft screenplay of the Hollywood actress' new project, based on Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling novel, 'Unbroken: A World War...

Toby Jones Praises The Hunger Games' New Director

Toby Jones believes 'The Hunger Games' will benefit from a new director.The actor - who plays commentator Claudius Templesmith in the franchise - says that 'Catching Fire' director Francis Lawrence, who replaces Gary Ross, will...

Jennifer Lawrence: Catching Fire And Why She's The Best Woman In Hollywood

There are few ways left to refer to Jennifer Lawrence as awesome in any kind of new or original manner. Everyone loves her; critics, audiences and awards boards alike. Star of both The Hunger Games...

Hunger Games Director Signs On For Third Film

Francis Lawrence, the man behind the camera for theHunger Games sequel Catching Fire,has signed on the direct the next two films in the series – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2.Lawrence, whose previous...

Francis Lawrence To Direct The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Francis Lawrence is to direct the final instalments of 'The Hunger Games' movies.The filmmaker - who is already helming the second motion picture in the series, 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' - will carry on...

Lionsgate Seeking New Director For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay?

Lionsgate are seeking a new director for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'.The production company are reportedly on the hunt for a different director to spearhead the third instalment of Suzanne Collins' successful book trilogy because of...

Philip Seymour Hoffman Signs Up For Catching Fire

Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed up to appear in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.The 'Capote' star was offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in the 'Hunger Games' sequel last month and has now officially accepted...

Jena Malone To Play Catching Fire's Johanna?

Following much speculation on the matter, it has finally been confirmed that Donnie Darko star Jena Malone is likely to play the role of Johanna Mason in Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games....

Francis Lawrence Confirmed As The Hunger Games Sequel Director

Francis Lawrence has been confirmed as the director of The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.The filmmaker behind I Am Legend and Water for Elephants will replace Gary Ross, who stepped away from the book-to-film franchise...

Beyonce's Run The World Video Takes Web By Storm

Beyonce premiered her highly anticipated new video for 'Run the World (Girls)' during American Idol last night (18th May 2011). Beyonce's 'Run the World' video has since taken the web by storm, with fans of...

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