While we’ve put the new director for Catching Fire, Francis Lawrence under the spotlight, Vanity Fair has put together a list of some interesting information about the new addition to The Hunger Games family.
Here’s a few Francis factoids:
Hometown: Los Angeles (after moving from Austria at the age of three)
Film Pedigree: Since graduating from film school at Loyola Marymount, Lawrence has directed three feature films: Constantine (2005), I Am Legend (2007), and Water for Elephants (2011).
Biggest Budget/Box-Office Success: I Am Legend, the Will Smith sci-fi drama, which reportedly had a $150 million budget and grossed more than $585 million worldwide.
Music-Video Career: Before breaking into the film industry, Lawrence directed more than 60 music videos for artists including Justin Timberlake (“Cry Me a River”), Britney Spears (“I’m a Slave 4 U”), Jennifer Lopez (“Jenny from the Block”), and Beyoncé (“Run the World”). In 2011, he won a Grammy for directing Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” music video.