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Francis Lawrence to direct final Hunger Games movies, Mocking Jay Part 1 and 2

Francis Lawrence directs I Am Legend

Story by Jack Foley

FRANCIS Lawrence is to remain with The Hunger Games film franchise until its conclusion.

The director, who is currently hard at work on second instalment Catching Fire, has also agreed to helm the final two films in the series, Mocking Jay Part 1 and 2.

The films are due to be released in cinemas on November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015, respectively (US dates).

The films star Jennifer Lawrence as young warrior Katniss Everdeen and is based on the best-selling book series by Suzanne Collins.

Lawrence replaced Gary Ross on the franchise following the success of the first film.

The filmmaker is previously best known for Will Smith starrer I Am Legend and Water For Elephants.

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