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‘Hunger Games’ Director Says He “Totally Regrets” Splitting ‘Mockingjay’ Into Two Films

Hunger Games: Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence said that he now understands the mixed reactions to the final book being divided into two films. During an interview with People magazine, published online Friday, the filmmaker admitted that if he had to redo the Jennifer Lawrence-led films, he wouldn’t split Mockingjay into two separate parts. “I totally […]

Rachel Zegler’s Lucy Gray Baird Is the “Anti-Katniss” in ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel, Says Director

Rachel Zegler’s Lucy Gray Baird is the “anti-Katniss” in the Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, according to director Francis Lawrence. In an interview with Empire Magazine, the filmmaker, who also helmed Catching Fire and both Mockingjay films, admitted he was concerned about whether or not people would go see a Hunger […]

‘Slumberland’ Review: Jason Momoa in Francis Lawrence’s Innocuous Netflix Kids’ Pic

A girl (Marlow Barkley) follows an outlaw (Momoa) through other people's dreams in this fantasy adventure adapted from a classic comic strip.

Francis Lawrence to Direct Netflix’s ‘BioShock,’ Michael Green to Adapt

The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence is set to direct the live-action adaptation of BioShock for Netflix. Screenwriter Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049, Death on the Nile) will pen the screenplay that brings the popular video game franchise to the big screen. Netflix is partnering with 2K and Take-Two Interactive to produce BioShock the […]

‘Hunger Games’ Prequel ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ Promises “New Version” of Panem and Games

When audiences settle in for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, they should be ready to enter a different version of the annual Hunger Games. In a first look at the upcoming Hunger Games prequel for Vanity Fair, the movie’s director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson tease how they plan to bring Suzanne Collins’ […]

‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Casts Peter Dinklage as Casca Highbottom

Lionsgate has cast Peter Dinklage as Casca Highbottom, dean of the Academy, in the upcoming prequel The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel will debut in theaters worldwide on Nov. 17, 2023. Lionsgate’s four-film Hunger Games franchise had earned over $3 billion globally when it wrapped up […]

Francis Lawrence, New Republic Team to Adapt Philip K. Dick Novel ‘Vulcan’s Hammer’

Vulcan’s Hammer, a novel by sci-fi author and Blade Runner creator Philip K. Dick, is getting the movie treatment. New Republic Pictures, the banner run by producers Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer, and filmmaker Francis Lawrence and his About:blank company, have teamed up to adapt the 1960 novel. Lawrence, who helmed three Hunger Games movies […]

‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Movie in the Works at Lionsgate

Lionsgate on Tuesday unveiled a long-anticipated 'Hunger Games' prequel movie in the works as trilogy writer Suzanne Collins gets set to release her latest novel 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snake' on May 19.

‘Red Sparrow’ Team on Timeliness of Russian Spy Movie: “The Relevancy Fell in Our Laps”

Although the Jennifer Lawrence starrer is in theaters at a time in which Russia-U.S. relations have received heightened scrutiny, director Francis Lawrence said he "didn't intend on making a political film."

Jennifer Lawrence Spy Thriller ‘Red Sparrow’ Teaser Trailer Released

The actress reunites with 'Hunger Games' director Francis Lawrence in the film based on Jason Matthews' best-selling novel.

‘Red Sparrow’ Director Says Jennifer Lawrence Spy Thriller Has “Hard R” Rating

New footage from the film revealed in London showed that sex is high on the agenda.

Lionsgate Signs Movie Output Deal With Disney’s Buena Vista For Russia

The Disney division adds 'Sicario' and Francis Lawrence's 'The Odyssey' to its regional release slate after 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2' bows on Nov. 19.