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‘Hunger Games’ director Gary Ross announced last week he would not be a part of the popular franchise’s sequel, ‘Catching Fire.’ His replacement is none other then Francis Lawrence, who directed pictures like ‘Water For Elephants,’ ‘I Am Legend’ and numerous music videos for Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, and Green Day. What Pink Sounds Like

Jennifer Lawrence will get a $9.5 million raise for the "Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire," according to reports.

"The Hunger Games" star is in the middle of negotiating a major pay increase for the adaptation of the "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," The Hollywood Reporter said.

Lawrence successfully portrayed heroine Katniss Everdeen in the first film of the Suzanne Collins' trilogy.

The IMDB reported that Lawrence was paid $500,000 for the first movie, but now the 21-year-old Oscar-nominated actress will be making $10 million for her next "Hunger Games" film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It sounds like a hefty paycheck, but it's not completely unreasonably since the website reported that "The Hunger Games" made $685 million worldwide this spring.

Lionsgate had originally locked Lawrence into four planed films for the "Hunger Games," but since the trilogy turned out to be such a huge international success the studio decided to renegotiate her contract, resulting in a phenomenal pay increase for Lawrence.

Such renegotiations are not unheard of -- the "Twilight" stars also got major pay bumps after the first movie did so well.

Co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson may have also changed their contracts to get more money, but it's nowhere near the increase that Lawrence will be ultimately getting, The Hollywood Reporter stated.

According to sources the second film is supposed to start filming this September in Georgia and the director of the first movie, Gary Ross, has been replaced by Francis Lawrence, the IMDB noted.

Lawrence has not commented on the pay increase, nor have her reps, the Reporter said.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is set to be released on Nov. 22, 2013.