'Hunger Games' Director Derby Down To Three

The next big film directing job in Hollywood will be decided late next week,. That's when Lionsgate chooses a filmmaker for The Hunger Games, the first installment of a trilogy based on the Suzanne Collins novel series that many feel could be the next Twilight. I'm told that Lionsgate has gotten Billy Ray's rewrite, and will meet with three elite directors next week before making a decision. Gary Ross, Sam Mendes and David Slade have emerged as the favorites. The script has become one of those closely guarded documents which do not leave the production company's headquarters. I've also heard Andrew Adamson's name in the mix, but it appears to be down to the three I mentioned.

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