Director for HUNGER GAMES

After talking to several potential candidates, Lionsgate is in early negotiations with director Gary Ross to direct The Hunger Games, the first movie in a projected series based on Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, according to Deadline

Ross’s previous directing credits include Pleasantville and Seabiscuit.

According to Deadline, “The huge sales of the trilogy make the film adaptations a potential game-changer for Lionsgate, the way that Twilight was for Summit Entertainment.”

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