‘Catching Fire’ Director Francis Lawrence: Experts Weigh In

What do Francis Lawrence and Jennifer Lawrence have in common? Aside from a last name, they’re both fixtures in the “Hunger Games” universe, with the former Lawrence stepping in as director of “Catching Fire” after Gary Ross decided to walk away from the franchise.

The hiring of Francis Lawrence has left some fans feeling divided. While many are enthused by the selection of the “I Am Legend” director, others aren’t quite as sure about his qualifications for the second “Hunger Games” novel, perhaps the trickiest to adapt of the entire book trilogy. To get more insight into the situation, MTV News spoke with “Hunger Games” experts from across the blogosphere about Lawrence’s hiring. See what they think about the choice in the video above.

‘Catching Fire’ Director Francis Lawrence: Experts Weigh In

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