But how does Elizabeth Banks, who plays flamboyant chaperone Effie Trinket, feel about having a completely different person shouting "action"?
"I have no idea," Banks admitted to E! News at Lucky Magazine's FABB: Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference on Monday night. "I've never met Francis."
However, the actress was quick to add that "he seems lovely and I like his movies."
Lawrence is the man behind such flicks as Constantine, I Am Legend and Water for Elephants.
"I'm really excited for a new voice to be involved," Banks said. "I think it's going to be great for the franchise, so I'm excited. That's really all I know. I'm actually very excited about it."
Cameras are scheduled to start rolling on Catching Fire this fall.
—Reporting by Melanie Bromley and Sheena Rao