|Look Katniss, look at all the millions we will make.|
Yesterday, I wrote an article that Lawrence and Moneyball's Bennett Miller were the final two candidates to helm Catching Fire. The studio's apparent shortlist of directors included the likes of David Cronenberg, Tony Scott, Stephen Daldry, Alfonso Cuaron, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, along with Miller and Lawrence. When Lionsgate was animate that they wanted to start shooting in August of this year, Mr. Miller had to turn down their offer. Apparently, the odds were in Francis Lawrence's favor.
|I did mention something about Jennifer, right...? Does it matter?|
|It's relevant. Don't worry about it.|
|because... y'know. It's relevant somehow.|
While some will understandably be disappointed that the studio didn't tab one of the available female directors out there (seriously, Patty Jenkins anyone? Kathryn Bigelow?), Lawrence is a strong choice to direct the project.
Plus, Jennifer Lawrence is in it. Did I mention that she's pretty much the best...? Or did my creepy photo blast of her get the point across...
Get excited for Catching Fire, due out in November of 2013!
May the Odds Be Ever in Their Favor.