Lionsgate keeps Gary Ross as director and hires a writer for The Hunger Games sequel

I've been only mildly interested in THE HUNGER GAMES film adaptation. Jennifer Lawrence is a huge draw for me, however, I feel like I'd have more of an attachment if I had actually read the original source material. Eventually I will check it out but I've gotta get through with Chuck Palahniuk's "The Damned" first.

As one of the most anticipated films of 2012, it's no surprise that Lionsgate quickly pounced on the sequel, CATCHING FIRE. Due to release on November 22, 2013, the sequel has finally locked a director and writer. Gary Ross will return to helm the project with Simon Beaufoy (127 HOURS, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) writing the script.

THE HUNGER GAMES won't be out until March 23, 2012 but I know several of you are looking forward to the release. I would give you the synopsis of CATCHING FIRE if I didn't think it would spoil it for those who, like myself have not read the series from Suzanne Collins.

Source: The Wrap



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