Josh Hutcherson on the new Catching Fire director: “I’m really excited to see what he’s going to do”
Last Thursday, we got word that Lionsgate had finally decided who they wanted to direct Catching Fire and that they had made a formal offer to director Francis Lawrence, who (if he accepts) will replace Gary Ross on the director’s chair. We hadn’t heard the opinion of the actors on this matter until tonight, when E! Online talked to Josh Hutcherson at the red carpet of the GLAAD Media Awards and discussed the topic.
“Gary Ross was the best guy in the world,” Hutcherson said at the GLAAD Media Awards, where he’s being honored with the Vanguard Award. “I think he brought so much to the movie. I’m definitely going to miss him.”
Hutcherson added that he had thought Ross was on board for all three flicks, but he’s psyched to work with the sequel’s new director. “Francis Lawrence is extremely talented,” he said. “I’ve heard he’s the nicest guy in the world. I’m really excited to see what he’s going to do with it.”
It’s great to hear that even though he was really fond of Gary, Josh is still optimistic about the franchise’s future.