The three Hunger Games movies Francis Lawrence has directed represent high points of his career. He spent the 1990s and 2000s in the world of music videos, getting to direct some of the industry’s biggest stars, and then he jumped into film with a couple of adaptations.
And after Gary Ross, who directed the first Hunger Games movie, walked away from the franchise, Lawrence became the director Lionsgate called upon to finish transforming Suzanne Collins’ books into blockbusters.
Lawrence went from understudy to the master of the saga, directing the remaining three films in the original series. He is now in charge of a planned series of three prequels starting with ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.’
Tap the 🔗 in our bio to dive into Lawrence’s perspectives on the Hunger Games franchise and his approach to it as the new film invents a past for Panem and introduces new characters.
📸: Courtesy of Murray Close/Lionsgate
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