Jennifer Lawrence on Francis Lawrence: “I really like his take, the movie will be very real”
At the begining of June, Jennifer Lawrence and Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence were spotted together in Santa Monica, CA for a business meeting. We hadn’t heard anything else about that meeting until now that the L.A. Times spoke with Jennifer; she talked about the reunion and Francis‘ vision for the upcoming film.
“The new movie will be very real, which is what I’m excited about,” she told 24 Frames of “Catching Fire,” which Francis Lawrence will direct. “I really like his take, which is a lot of what I liked in Gary Ross,” she added. “It’s the realistic grasp of the story instead of all the details of the imaginary things.”
Lawrence said she’s met with the director and believes that, overall, he’s trying to continue what Ross started with his adaptation of the first book in the Suzanne Collins’ series. “He’s not trying to reinvent anything,” she said.
It’s really, really reassuring to know everyone from the team is excited about the new director!