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‘Hunger Games’ Sequel ‘Catching Fire’ Gets an Official Title, Surprising No One

The Hunger Games
Lionsgate

We're so glad they got this all sorted out because we seriously did not know how we could possibly live without knowing the title to the 'Hunger Games' sequel.

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‘Catching Fire’ May Catch a New Writer

The Hunger Games
Lionsgate

We're only a couple months away from the shooting of 'Catching Fire,' Lionsgate's hot in pre-production follow-up to this spring's smash hit 'The Hunger Games' and it looks the film needs a new writer. Simon Beaufoy has been the credited writer for a while, and we know that Francis Lawrence is attached to direct, but it looks like they're bringing in 'Little Miss Sunshine' scribe Michael Arndt to polish the script.

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Weekly Dose of Ridiculous: Mr. Toad and Shia LaBeouf

Shia
Rebel Scum/Shia LaBeouf

This week we've got the continuation of the Lionsgate 'Catching Fire' director search saga -- and spoiler alert, it doesn't have a happy ending. Disney decides that Hasbro shouldn't have all the fun adapting games, so they're adapting another ride. And Shia LaBeouf -- always reliable for a big dose of, "Um, what?" -- has decided he's a comic artist. We don't think he knows what that means.

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Francis Lawrence is Your ‘Catching Fire’ Director

Francise Lawrence on the set of 'I Am Legend'
Warner Brothers

As we said yesterday when Lionsgate was down to two contenders, it seemed that Francis Lawrence would be the choice for 'Catching Fire.' Well, we were right, and it's being reported that an offer is going out to Lawrence currently. He would begin shooting this fall.

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‘Catching Fire’ Down to Two Possible Directors

Jennifer Lawrence in 'The Hunger Games'
Lionsgate

There have been many names thrown out, from 'Attack the Block' helmer Joe Cornish to David Cronenberg, but it's being reported that 'Catching Fire' is now down to two directors. Those two are the two we reported yesterday as being added to the shortlist: Francis Lawrence and Bennett Miller.

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Bennett Miller, Francis Lawrence Also Up For ‘Catching Fire’

Bennett Miller, Francis Lawrence
Sony, 20th Century Fox

Though a few names have already been thrown out as possible 'Catching Fire' directors, Lionsgate's 'want' list was longer, and two more names have been added into the mix: 'Moneyball's' Bennett Miller and 'Water for Elephants's' Francis Lawrence.

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‘Catching Fire’ Director Shortlist Includes Cronenberg, Cuaron and No Women

The Hunger Games
Lionsgate

Lionsgate seems to have gotten a bit full of themselves after tapping into some of that tween gold with 'The Hunger Games.' With the recent departure of director Gary Ross from the franchise, Lionsgate is scrambling to find someone to replace him that can please both the fans and series author Suzanne Collins.

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

Gary Ross
Lionsgate

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.'

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Wait! Gary Ross May Still Be ‘Catching Fire’

Gary Ross Still 'Catching Fire'?
Lionsgate

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.

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‘Hunger Games’ Shake Up: Gary Ross Not Coming Back For ‘Catching Fire’

Gary Ross
Lionsgate

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...

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