Saturday, 21 April 2012

Hunt for Catching Fire Director Goes On...

Hunger Games Director Gary Ross, who has been receiving almost universal praise for his work on the film, has pulled out of directing the sequel Catching Fire. You can read my article on this here.

This week, it was revealed that the search for a new director for the second film has been narrowed down to either Francis Lawrence (Water For Elephants, I Am Legend) or Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote). Others considered for the job included Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Tony Scott (Unstoppable) and Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close).

As the more observant among you will have already noticed, the choices for the next Hunger Games director look a little like the Cannes 2012 Line-up in that there is nary a woman to be seen, not even out of the corner of your eye. For more info on this subject, I suggest reading Melissa Silverstein's post on her blog Women and Hollywood: Hey Nina Jacobson - How About Picking a Woman for Catching Fire? Or even Scott Mendelson's 9 Female Directors Who Should Direct a Hunger Games Sequel. Kathryn Bigelow, anyone?

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