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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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    Hey Nina Jacobson - How About Picking a Woman for Catching Fire!

    According to reports in EW, the Playlist and the Hollywood Reporter, the search for a director for Catching Fire is down to two dudes -- Bennett Miller and Francis Lawrence.  Now I think that Miller is a great director.  I loved Moneyball and Capote.  But to pick him to direct Catchin...

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    Exclusive: Bennett Miller & Francis Lawrence In The Mix To Direct 'Catching Fire'

    Well, the hunt is now on for a director to take the helm of "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire," and before the end of last week a crop of names on Lionsgate's wishlist appeared that included David Cronenberg, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. We...

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    David Cronenberg, Alfonso Cuaron & Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu On The 'Catching Fire' Director Wishlist

    ....and here we go. With Gary Ross exiting "The Hunger Games" franchise last week, it hasn't taken long for Lionsgate to drum up a wishlist of folks they want to direct the sequel "Catching Fire," and according to 24 Frames, some of the big names leaping off the page include ...

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    Who Should Direct Catching Fire?

    So now it is official and Gary Ross has walked away from directing the sequel of Catching Fire because the production schedule was too tight. 

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    Who Should Direct 'Catching Fire'? 5 Directors We Think Could Do The Job

    So, writer-director Gary Ross, having helped make "The Hunger Games" into a gigantic hit, has decided to move on to new pastures. As we reported last week, Ross will be focusing on a new project, and after a few days, Lionsgate officially confirmed he will not be helming "Catching Fire," with both t...

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    Toldyou: Gary Ross Is Not Directing 'The Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire'

    Well, we told you. All the hedging from PR reps and Lionsgate could not delay the inevitable. Gary Ross is leaving the “Hunger Games” franchise like we said he would. No, it’s not he’s leaving “after all” and no, it wasn’t premature. Well, it was if you were some of the media on the outside that was...

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    Exclusive: Gary Ross Leaves 'The Hunger Games' Franchise, Won't Direct 'Catching Fire' Sequel

    While this morning it was reported that Lionsgate and Fox worked out their scheduling issues to allow Jennifer Lawrence to shoot "Catching Fire" and the "X-Men: First Class" sequel essentially back-to-back, it looks like before cameras can start rolling on "The Hunger Games" sequel this fall, the st...

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    Fox & Lionsgate Play Nice & Coordinate So Jennifer Lawrence Can Shoot 'Catching Fire' This Fall, 'First Class' Sequel In Early 2013

    How do you solve the problem of Jennifer Lawrence and two mega-franchises? Though for a brief moment it looked like Fox might piss in the corn flakes of Lionsgate, forcing them to push back their plans on getting "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire" into theaters for fa...

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    As Helmer Gary Ross Plays Hardball With Salary, Could 'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire' End Up With A New Director?

    "The Hunger Games" is that rarest of things in the movie industry: an unqualified smash hit. In a world where tentpoles cost upwards of $200 million, Lionsgate's adaptation of Suzanne Collins' popular young-adult novel cost far less, but is doing the same kind of numbers: after the...

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    Ewan McGregor & Emily Blunt Talk 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen'; Simon Beaufoy Teases 'Catching Fire' & 'Sharp Teeth' With Danny Boyle

    Is “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen” a love story, or a tale of political impossibilities? Based on Paul Torday’s nonfiction novel, the new Lasse Hallstrom film pivots on the relationship between uptight fisheries expert Fred and plucky consultant Harriet, as they find themselves straying from their par...

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