Gary Ross is no longer connected to the Hunger Games film franchise, but his next project will be another book-to-film adaptation. Ross is set to direct Peter and the Starcatchers, an adaptation of the first of five novels by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
The story focuses on Peter Pan’s life before the events that occur in J.M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy. In 2009, the novel was adapted for the stage, winning five Tony Awards. There have been whispers of a movie since 2005, but it has not taken flight (har, har) until this summer. Filming will begin in 2013.
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