Gary Ross Reviews, Interviews & More

Interview: Francis Lawrence and Nina Jacobson for 'The Hunger Games:...

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When dealing with a massive franchise such as The Hunger Games, there's a certain amount of pressure that comes with the job. Francis Lawrence is an accomplished filmmaker who's worked on films such as I Am Legend and Water for Elephants. Now he's following in the footsteps of Gary Ross with the sequel,...

Jennifer Lawrence And 'Hunger Games' Director To Adapt 'East Of Eden' And...

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Elia Kazan’s 1955 adaption of John Steinbeck’s classic, elemental novel, East of Eden, starred James Dean and is a legitimately classic film.  That said, at just under two hours, it only manages to adapt the second half of Steinbeck’s mammoth novel, which is about the only reason one would hope for a new...

'I Am Legend' Director Set To Helm 'The Hunger Games' Sequel, 'Catching...

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A story of left-turn plot twists just as interesting as anything in the film in question, the ongoing saga of who will and who won’t be directing Catching Fire (the sequel to the mega-successful The Hunger Games) looks to have finally reached its conclusion.  And, like many endings to epic tales, it can’t quite live up to what came before it, and is something of a...

Who Should Replace Gary Ross As Director Of ‘Catching Fire'?

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The loss of Gary Ross as a director of The Hunger Games sequels has been absolutely devastating for devoted fans of burgeoning franchise. As a rabid fan myself (and as a friend of many other rabid fans), I can’t even begin to tell you how crestfallen we are. Ross was truly one of us – an ardent admirer of the series who happened to also don a director’s cap. His respect...

It's Official: Gary Ross Will Not Be Directing 'The Hunger Games' Sequel...

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In a back and forth that’s been as tense and harrowing as The Hunger Games itself (ok, not really, but hey, I needed an intro),  ever since the release and wild hyper-success of The Hunger Games films, one of the big questions regarding the film’s planned sequels would be whether or not director Gary Ross would be returning to helm the remainder of the franchise.  First...

Gary Ross Not Out of 'Hunger Games' Sequels

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On Friday, word came that Gary Ross had walked away from negotiations for his sequel contract on The Hunger Games's follow up Catching Fire. Now word comes that Ross isn't out and that he's back in talks - talks that start today. What are we to make of this public in and out, was it a miscommunication or what?

Gary Ross Bows Out of Directing 'The Hunger Games' Sequel

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It's hard to say this is surprising, but it was confirmed today (by Indiewire) that Gary Ross will not be directing the sequels to The Hunger Games. Shooting is to commence this fall, so we should see a shortlist or a replacement sometime next week. Ross - having signed up for one film - was in negotiations to come back, but they appear to have fallen apart.

The Hunger Games: Movie Review

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When a book becomes a phenomenon, its film adaptation is all but assured. And though The Hunger Games didn't hit the ground running as a phenomenon, we're now at a point where the books are everywhere, and the film is looking at opening to over a hundred million. Thank goodness then that Gary Ross's adaptation for the big screen is good -...

Interview: Director Gary Ross on The Hunger Games

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Writer-Director Gary Ross is very choosy about the films he makes, and so when he was tapped to write and direct The Hunger Games it was hard to know what the man behind Seabiscuit and Pleasantville would do with the science fiction source material; that he hit it out of the park is all the more impressive.  Ross...

The Hunger Games Adds Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth

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In the race for the next big franchise, Lionsgate is now casting up their film series based on Suzanne Collins’ worldwide best seller The Hunger Games. Joining previously announced Jennifer Lawrence are now Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth for the Gary Ross-directed big screen version, which is set to open March 23, 2012....

Hunger Games Director Gary Ross Talks Casting Katniss Everdeen

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Back in September we learned that Gary Ross would direct the coveted feature adaptation of Hunger Games. The book is the first in the novel trilogy by author Suzanne Collins and EW recently spoke to Ross about his vision for the big screen version. And most importantly what is he's looking for when it comes to casting the series' heroine...

Gary Ross to Direct The Hunger Games

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Gary Ross, helmer of films such as Seabiscuit and Pleasantville is in negotiations to take on The Hunger Games. According to Deadline, the feature adaptation is the first in the novel trilogy by author Suzanne Collins. Lionsgate will produce the film and has narrowed down Ross to...

Gary Ross to Direct Matt Helm, Venom Will Wait

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Just last week we reported on Gary Ross possibly directing the Spider-Man spin-off, Venom. Now according to The Playlist, the comic based film may have to take a backseat to a Steven Spielberg project. A few months ago there were rumors about a developing Spielberg feature entitled, Matt Helm, but the director is out...

Gary Ross to Direct Venom?

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Sony isn't wasting any time with their Spider-Man spin-off, Venom.  A couple of weeks ago, we filled you in on the status of the film's script which was handed in by Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Now, the latest development has the studio looking to Spider-Man 4 writer...