With The Hunger Games still in theaters, fans have been patiently awaiting new details on the next movie in the series Catching Fire, which will not be directed by the original director, Gary Ross.
Francis Lawrence will be stepping in as the new director, while actor Liam Hemsworth has expressed his excitement to work with Lawrence. Liam, who plays Gale Hawthorne in the movies recently spoke to E! News about the new change.
“The last I heard the new director (Lawrence) had just come on, so that’s really cool,” Liam said. “I’m excited about that. I think we shoot the last few months of this year.”
“I’m really sad to see that Gary’s not going to be part of the second one,” he said. “He did such an amazing job on the first. I think that there’s still so many people a part of it that want the film to be great and care about it so much that they’re not going to bring the wrong person on.”
Catching Fire isn’t expected to hit theaters until November of 2013. Long wait!