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Josh Hutcherson LOVES His New Catching Fire Director

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The Hunger Games franchise was in turmoil for a moment when director Gary Ross bailed, but the studio found a subtable replacement and Josh Hutcherson couldn't be happier!

While chatting up sources on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, the young actor talked up his Catching Fire director, Francis Lawrence.

Hutcherson, who plays Peeta in the blockbuster adaptation, had nothing but compliments by saying:

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Liam Hemsworth Talks Catching Fire And Saying Good-Bye To Gary Ross!

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He's not the only one sad to say farewell!

Stars and fans of The Hunger Games alike were bummed to discover that Gary Ross would not be returning to direct the adaptation's follow-up, Catching Fire, and Liam Hemsworth has finally opened up about the switch to new director Francis Lawrence, and reveals that he's bummed to have to say good-bye to the original helmer!

He explains:

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Hunger Games Sequel Gets A Director!!

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That was quick!

Lionsgate has locked in a replacement for Hunger Games director Gary Ross — just two weeks after he told the studio to kiss his ass he wasn't sticking around for the sequel.

The two final tributes in the running for the job were Constantine and Water for Elephants director, Francis Lawrence, and Bennett Miller who directed last years Oscar nominated flick, Moneyball.

The Catching Fire director has been declared, and the winner is…

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Two More Filmmakers In Talks To Direct Catching Fire

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As you all probably know, Lionsgate is on the hunt for a new director to helm the sequel to The Hunger Games.

Critically acclaimed filmmakers David Cronenberg, Alfonso Cuaron, and Alejandro González Iñárritu were named as potential candidates to direct Catching Fire, but now the studio has named two more possibilities.

Sources report that

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R.I.P. I Am Legend Prequel

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Good-night, I Am Legend prequel; And flights of executives sing thee to thy rest!

After years of inactivity, the proposed prequel to Will Smith's 2007 vampire movie I Am Legend is officially dead.

Here's what I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence said when asked about the prequel:

"No, I don't think that's ever going to happen."

Don't worry about it, Will Smith fans! You've still got Men in Black III to look forward to…and maybe even some Independence Day sequels, assuming those end up happening!

If the studio execs out there were truly smart, they'd also put the Final Destination franchise out of its misery. Just sayin'!

Are U sad to hear that the I Am Legend prequel is dead?

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Deets Revealed About Beyonce's New Single/Music Video!

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It's getting real!

Last week, we heard the exciting news that Beyonce's new album is expected to drop in June.

Now, we've got some new details about the music video for her upcoming song Girl!

Here's what a source had to say about it:

- Justin Walker from BET's Baldwin Hills was at audition event for music video

- Video being directed by I Am Legend/music video director Francis Lawrence

- Danielle Polanco and Luam were 2 of the choreographers working on video (8 or 9 in total)

- Theme of Girl is female empowerment/girl power

- Beat driven by a sample of a popular club song

- Video will feature 100+ girls

- Video is "presumably being shot on the 13th"

All very exciting! We'll look forward to hearing more about this soon…possibly VERY soon if the video is in fact being shot on the 13th!

What do U think about these new Beyonce music video deets? Are U intrigued?

[Image via WENN.]

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