I have some disappointing (to me), news to share. Gary Ross, director of the extremely successful Hunger Games, will not be directing Catching Fire. Ross notified Lionsgate earlier this week, but we just received the news online.
The Playlist has learned that Gary Ross has officially exited the franchise and will not direct the sequel, formally giving Lionsgate and Summit his notice earlier this week, that he will not be coming back.
I wrote in my article on how Catching Fire should be split into two movies, that I believe Lionsgate would be wise to continue with Gary Ross, yesterday.
This is surprising because Gary Ross was speaking about his plans for Catching Fire earlier. Hopefully Gary Ross will continue to be involved in some way with Catching Fire.
When Lionsgate comments, it will be posted here at Magnae Famae.