The Hunger Games director Gary Ross will not be directing the sequel titled Catching Fire. The decision was made after Lionsgate refused to pay him more money but Ross also cites the fact that he doesn’t care for the other books in the series as much as he did the first one as a contributing factor.
Before his HG success he was known for directing Pleasantville and Seabiscuit, both of which featured Tobey Maguire in the lead role.
Ross’s first produced screenplay was 1988’s Big, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Gary Ross isn’t returning for Catching Fire?….well i’m disappointed.
If Gary Ross doesn’t direct catching fire, I’ll be extremely disappointed. I can’t imagine another director doing it except him.
I’ll be so disappointed if Gary Ross doesn’t direct Catching Fire, he did an incredible job of The Hunger Games /:
Slightly disappointed with Gary Ross, actually very disappointed. Why Gary? Why!?
Although some people were disappointed with his approach, I think Gary Ross did it so perfectly. I was really pleased with it.
Definitely disappointed about Gary Ross not directing Catching Fire. I felt that he just understood the books really well.