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.
After a week of reports going back-and-forth on his status with the franchise, it's now official: Gary Ross will not be returning for another "Hunger Games" movie. Ross and Lionsgate confirmed the news in a joint announcement made l...
"The Hunger Games" director Gary Ross will not direct the sequel "Catching Fire." Gary Ross and Lionsgate confirmed that he would not direct "Catching Fire" in an email.