Josh Hutcherson Dishes on Catching Fire Director Francis Lawrence

Hunger Games actor reveals his first impressions of the filmmaker at the MTV Movie Awards

By Marc Malkin Jun 04, 2012 2:52 AMTags
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Catching Fire doesn't start shooting for a while, but the games have begun! I just talked to Josh Hutcherson and guess what he told me about?! He filled me on his first meeting with director Francis Lawrence...

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He recently had his first meeting with The Hunger Games franchise's next director, Francis Lawrence.

"I sat down with him a couple of days ago," Hutcherson, 19, told me at the MTV Movie Awards. "He's fantastic. He's such a smart guy. He has some great ideas for the movie.

"I just really like where his head is at," he continued. "I really like him a lot."

Most of their chat focused on Peeta.

"We talked about character development in the stories," Hutcherson said. "As you know, the second book is more complicated than the first, so we talked about the narrative. Everything he said was super smart."