Gary Ross, the director of Pleasantville, appears to be the front runner to direct the film adaptation of The Hunger Games after Deadline reported the director is in early talks to helm the film scripted by Billy Ray (who rewrote the novel’s author, Suzanne Collins’ original draft). Other directors whose names have been thrown into the mix include American Beauty director, Sam Mendes, Francis Lawrence, David Slade and Susanna White.
Now, Internet speculation has turned to the cast – who will make the cut? Deadline is reporting that LionsGate hopes for a Twilight-like franchise, and you can see why. The third and final book in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay was published this month and has already sold half a million copies.
Who do you want starring in the adaptation?