Jennifer Lawrence is unstoppable. She's got two franchises and one Oscar under her belt, and she's ready to work again with the first 'Hunger Games' director Gary Ross on two upcoming projects, both adaptations of novels. The duo are set to work on a redo of John Steinbeck's 'East of Eden' and Hannah Kent's 'Burial Rites.'
Ever since it was announced that Gary Ross would not take on 'The Hunger Games' sequel, fans were curious to see what he'd sink his teeth into next. Would it be something in the fantasy persuasion? Since he's snuggling up towards 'Peter and the Starcatchers' the answer is yes.
Director Gary Ross has been relatively quiet after helming 'The Hunger Games' to more than $400 million at the box office earlier this year -- and then stepping away from the franchise. But now we've got some indication of what he may be doing next.
Gary Ross just performed a typical Hollywood magic trick; he disappeared from 'The Hunger Games' and now appeared to direct the upcoming 'Houdini' movie. It's not too much of a surprise to see the director end up on this project, especially knowing which production company is behind it.
After last week's announcement that Gary Ross was out of 'The Hunger Games' sequel 'Catching Fire,' word came quickly that his demise was greatly exaggerated. But now we've heard that this matter has been settled and that Ross is out for good this time. I don't think there's a take back option here. Gary Ross is not directing 'Catching Fire.'
Yesterday, we reported that director Gary Ross was officially and definitively off the 'Hunger Games' sequel, 'Catching Fire.' Now, it's being reported that he's not out of the running quite yet. Now we can stop playing the "who will direct 'Catching Fire'?" game and go back to the "will Gary Ross return to Panem?" game.
Huge news on ‘The Hunger Games’ front: Gary Ross will not return to direct the upcoming sequel ‘Catching Fire.' So what happened? Let's find out...
You too, Lionsgate? It looks like Gary Ross is going to have to really fight the studio to direct 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' if he wants to return for the sequel. After doing such a wonderful job with 'The Hunger Games,' it's sad to see that Lionsgate isn't particularly keen on signing up the film's writer/director to the sequel right away. The question is, Why are they so hesitant to bring the seasoned director back on board?