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Gary Ross may have to tighten his belt one loop so he doesn’t play “Hunger Games”

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
September 14th, 2010

Gary Ross, the SEABISCUIT/PLEASANTVILLE director is said to be at the top of the list right now for directing duties on Lionsgate's big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' wildly popular young-adult novel, Hunger Games.

Hunger Games is the first of a trilogy of sci-fi novels from Collins, about a violent post-apocalyptic society under the rule of a tyrannous government. In a move to show that no one is outside of its rule, the oppressors select a young boy and a young girl from every district, forcing them to battle each other to the death, all while being televised on an annual American Gladiator-esque show called The Hunger Games. So, it's like RUNNING MAN meets Smash TV for the NES meets...American Gladiator. Also known as the exact opposite of PLEASANTVILLE.

While a deal has not yet been inked, The Hollywood Reporter says Ross is Lionsgate's top choice and will be a move to make the film appeal to a wider audience.

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