While sitting down recently with MTV to talk about her upcoming film, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Elizabeth Banks talked a bit about Catching Fire. During the conversation, Elizabeth talks about making room in The Hunger Games cast for her What to Expect co-star Ben Falcone and being excited to work with Francis Lawrence on the project.
When MTV News caught up with castmember Elizabeth Banks recently as she promoted her latest movie, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” we asked for an update on the “Catching Fire” casting rumors, as well as her thoughts on new director Francis Lawrence. More specifically, though, is there room in “Fire” for her “Expecting” husband Ben Falcone (of “Bridesmaids” fame)?
“Yes, he’s Finnick,” Effie Trinket herself joked. “I’m here to announce that he’s replacing President Snow.”
“Right,” agreed Falcone. “Yes.”
“You are the new president of the Capitol,” she informed her co-star.
“Yes. No thanks, Donald Sutherland,” Falcone joked of the actual President Snow.
Getting serious for a second, we then asked Banks what she thinks of Lawrence taking over directorial duties on the film’s sequel, “Catching Fire.”
“[I'm] very excited. I mean, I can’t wait,” Banks said. “I haven’t met him, but we’ll see. I think he’s going to do great.”