Francis Lawrence


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Whether you know it or not, you've probably seen most of Francis Lawrence's films and likely many of his iconic music videos (he's helmed classics for the likes of Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, and Beyonce). Lawrence isn't a bombastic personality but don't let his amiable manner fool you, he's at the top of his craft, working with huge budgets, beloved franchises, and ginormous movie stars.

Look no further than "Red Sparrow", the spy thriller coming out March 2nd that stars Jennifer Lawrence (this marks Francis' 4th consecutive collaboration with the Oscar winner). In this visit to "Happy Sad Confused", Lawrence talks about his unique creative partnership with Jennifer, how she put herself through the ringer for their latest film, and what it was like to helm the last three installments of "The Hunger Games" saga.

Plus, Lawrence reflects on his regrets surrounding "Constantine" and "I Am Legend", whether there's another comic book film in him, and why he's excited about potentially directing a "Battlestar Galactica" film.

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