Catching Fire will have to do so without Gary Ross.
Ross has reportedly left The Hunger Games franchise. Playlist reports the director will not be back for the sequel from Lionsgate. According to reports, the two sides were far apart on the issue of compensation for directing the second installment.
The Hunger Games director Gary Ross and studio Lionsgate both issue statements confirming Ross will not return to direct the sequel, 'Catching Fire,' later this year. Read Post
The hunt has been on for a new director for the sequel to The Hunger Games ever since Gary Ross dropped out, and now Lionsgate has found a replacement. Francis Lawrence will direct Catching Fire, which is set to be released in Novem... Read Post