Lionsgate Eyeing Bennett Miller for 'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire'
The filmmaker behind "Moneyball" is one of a handful of directors reportedly being considered for the job.
With production on the Hunger Games sequel gearing up in August, producers are hungry for a director to helm the highly-anticipated flick. A number of names have been tossed around as contenders for the coveted job of directing the sequel, Catching Fire. Among them are Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg and three-time Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron.
According to the Los Angeles Times, two other directors have been added to the mix: Moneyball’s Bennett Miller and Francis Lawrence (Water for Elephants). In fact, the newspaper is reporting that Bennett and Lawrence are the frontrunners for the job, according to an unnamed source.
The Hunger Games has dominated the box office in the United States for the past three weeks. The movie, based on the wildly popular novel written by Suzanne Collins, has already grossed almost $340 million domestically as per Boxofficemojo.com.
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