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Hunt on for Hunger Games finale director

2012-07-20 21:03
Hunger Games Mockingjay
Los Angeles - 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 their speedy release date plan for the final part of the franchise.

According to Collider.com, an insider said: "Summit's Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, producers Nina Jacobson and author Suzanne Collins are currently vetting the right directors."

Director Francis Lawrence has been confirmed to direct the upcoming second chapter, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, after the first film's director Gary Ross opted out of returning because Lionsgate are keen to release the sequel by November 2013 and need to start the production quickly.

It was announced last week that the third and final chapter will be spilt into two parts scheduled for release on 21 November 2014 and 20 November 2015 respectively.

Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu (Babel), Duncan Jones (Source Code) and Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) were all reportedly considered for the role of Catching Fire director, so they are likely contenders to direct Mockingjay.

It is not yet known whether Lionsgate are looking for separate directors for the two Mockingjay movies.

Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson are all set to reprise their respective roles of Katniss Everdeen, Gale Hawthorne and Peeta Mellark in Catching Fire, which is expected to be released on 22 November 2013.


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