, who directed I Am Legend
and Water For Elephants
, is the official choice to direct the sequel to The Hunger Games
, Catching Fire
, replacing the now-departed Gary Ross
. It was down to Lawrence (no relation to the movie's star, Jennifer Lawrence
) and Bennett Miller
), but it came down to whose schedule would best accommodate their November 2013 release date. We won't get upset that Lionsgate couldn't have thought outside the box and chosen a female director, but allow us a moment to wallow for exactly five seconds over this missed opportunity. 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1. Okay! Moving on.