Gary Ross

Matthew McConaughey to teach University Film Class

by Matthew Monagle July 3, 2016 @ 11:05 AM
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Remember those days in high school where your regular history teacher would call in sick and some anonymous substitute would just put on a VHS of Glory or Gettysburg and call it a day? It turns out that practice is still alive and well at universities across the country, with one small difference: instead of some random recent college graduate as a substitute teacher, these students will be visited by Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey.

‘Ocean’s Eleven’ Spinoff Title Confirmed, Gary Ross Promises ‘Similar Tone’ to Soderbergh’s Trilogy

by Britt Hayes June 15, 2016 @ 2:15 PM
When Cate Blanchett was initially rumored for the Ocean’s Eleven spinoff, so too was the film’s working title: Ocean’s Ocho, which refers to the number of characters in the ensemble for Gary Ross’ female-fronted heist project. Ross himself has now officially confirmed the title for the film, which he’s been developing with original Ocean’s trilogy director Steven Soderbergh for some time now. And if you’re wondering just how similar Ross’ film will be to its predecessors, the answer is “pretty similar.”

Cate Blanchett May Join Sandra Bullock in That Female-Led ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ Movie

by Britt Hayes June 3, 2016 @ 6:38 PM
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We’re still not entirely sure what to call the new female-fronted Ocean’s Eleven movie, but whatever it is, it’s assembling some seriously great talent. In addition to Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lawrence has been reportedly considering joining the lineup, while the latest name eyeing the sorta-sequel / Ocean’s-adjacent project is none other than the great Cate Blanchett — a name that would take this project from a curiosity to a must-see.

‘Free State of Jones’ Trailer: Matthew McConaughey Turns Against the Confederacy

by Britt Hayes January 10, 2016 @ 11:37 AM
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The Oscars aren’t until February, but we already have a contender for next award season, sort of, with the first trailer for Free State of Jones. From Hunger Games director Gary Ross, the new Civil War-era film stars Matthew McConaughey as a confederate soldier who turns against his southern brethren and attempts to establish a free state in Mississippi. Yes, it’s another installment in the “a white man will save us all” genre, but as usual, McConaughey is running on all cylinders.

Jennifer Lawrence Will Have a 'Hunger Games' Reunion With an 'East of Eden' Remake

by Damon Houx September 25, 2013 @ 6:55 PM
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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.'

Gary Ross Turns Down 'The Hunger Games' Sequel (For Real This Time)

by Damon Houx April 10, 2012 @ 9:37 PM
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.'