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Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts Joining Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Red Sparrow’

by Emma Stefansky December 6, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
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The “honey trap” has long been a staple in spy fiction for nearly a century. The femme fatale trained in the art of seduction acting as a double agent vs. the aloof, professional spy whose only weakness is a great pair of legs or eyes or nostrils or whatever. Red Sparrow, based on the novel of the same name by veteran CIA officer Jason Matthews, brings this kind of film noir tale into the modern day: Jennifer Lawrence will play Russian intelligence officer Dominkia Egorova, who becomes a sort of reluctant Mata Hari and is assigned to an American CIA agent. The Hunger Games’ Francis Lawrence is directing, and the film just cast Jeremy Irons and Matthias Schoenaerts.

Francis Lawrence Eyes ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie From ‘Westworld’ Scribe

by Britt Hayes June 10, 2016 @ 11:31 AM
The Battlestar Galactica movie has been in the works for a long, long time, and it’s been quite a while since we received an update on the big screen version of the classic sci-fi series. But today brings some frakkin’ good news for BSG fans, as Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence is reportedly circling the project, which has tapped Westworld scribe Lisa Joy to pen a new draft of the screenplay.

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2’ Review: Half of a Story, All of the Boredom

by Matt Singer November 18, 2015 @ 9:42 AM
The good news is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 contains less scenes of people sitting around and waiting for things to happen than The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

Jennifer Lawrence May Reunite With ‘Hunger Games’ Director for ‘Red Sparrow’

by Britt Hayes September 14, 2015 @ 5:40 PM
With The Hunger Games franchise coming to an end, Catching Fire and Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence has been lining up some ambitious new projects. In addition to re-teaming with Lionsgate for a franchise based on The Odyssey, Lawrence is also working on an adaptation of Red Sparrow, which may see him reuniting with Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence.

Hugh Jackman in Talks to Star in ‘The Odyssey’ for ‘Hunger Games’ Director

by Britt Hayes August 20, 2015 @ 6:24 PM
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With Hugh Jackman hanging up his Wolverine claws fairly soon, the actor is seeking non-X-Men-related films for the near future. His next project could very well find him stepping into another major franchise role, as Jackman is currently in talks to headline The Odyssey for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence.

‘Hunger Games’ Director Francis Lawrence Eyes ‘Red Sparrow’ Spy Thriller

by Britt Hayes July 15, 2015 @ 7:06 PM
If the title Red Sparrow seems familiar to you, that’s because directors like David Fincher and Darren Aronofsky were previously interested in directing the film, which should give you an indication of the project’s tone. The latest name drawn to the film is Francis Lawrence, director of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay.

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2’ Says Goodbye to Hall H at Comic-Con 2015

by ScreenCrush Staff July 9, 2015 @ 2:32 PM
For four years, one of the hottest tickets at every Comic-Con was The Hunger Games panel, spotlighting the hugely popular film franchise about the adventures of Katniss Everdeen and the people of Panem. On Thursday, the cast and crew of The Hunger Games franchise — director Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Willow Shields — took the stage at Hall H one last time to discuss this fall’s conclusion of the Hunger Games saga, Mockingjay — Part 2.

‘Hunger Games’ Team Developing Franchise Based on Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’

by Britt Hayes May 23, 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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Director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson have proven themselves to as an excellent team — Lawrence directed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, along with both parts of Mockingjay, with Jacobson producing for Lionsgate. And now the pair are teaming up again for another possible hit franchise, this time based on a classic piece of literature: The Odyssey.

WookieeLeaks: A Fourth ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy is on the Way (But It’s Not What You Think)

by Jacob Hall March 20, 2015 @ 2:02 PM
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From Star Wars: Episode 7, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, the details on four upcoming books are revealed, a few directors are apparently in contention for Star Wars: Episode 9, and Star Wars: Rogue One finds a composer.