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Jennifer Lawrence & Her Hunger Games Director Couple Up To Make More Marvelous Movie Babies!

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Even though Gary Ross inexplicably quit directing after one movie, the first Hunger Games made about six kazillion dollars and was wildly successful!

So it makes perfect sense leading lady Jennifer Lawrence would team back up with him for two more seemingly fabulous film projects!

The first, based on an old John Steinback novel that Oprah recently added to her book club, is East of Eden. You might remember the '50s version, as it's one of only a few movies legendary screen actor James Dean ever shot.

And, no, we are NOT talking about the dude who banged Teen Mom Farrah Abraham — that's James Deen!

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Hunger Games Or Catching Fire: Stanley Tucci Reveals Which Film's Director Was Better!

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Ahh! Caesar Flickerman gives such great Kiki!

While doing press for Jack the Giant Slayer, the ah-mazingly adorable Stanley Tucci graciously fed his fans some delicious behind-the-scenes dirt on the making of Catching Fire!

He was asked point blank the differences between working under Gary Ross, the dude who directed the fab first Hunger Games before mysteriously stepping aside, and Francis Lawrence, his replacement.

Stanley revealed:

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Elizabeth Banks Reveals What It Was Like Meeting Catching Fire's Director!

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Ha! She makes a good point here!

This definitely isn't how it works nine times out of ten!

Elizabeth Banks recently opened up when it came to getting back into The Hunger Games swing of things for her role as Effie!

While preparing for Catching Fire, she reveals her virginal experience of having a job before the director! And how the introductory meeting felt priceless!!

She explains:

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Josh Hutcherson LOVES His New Catching Fire Director

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The Hunger Games franchise was in turmoil for a moment when director Gary Ross bailed, but the studio found a subtable replacement and Josh Hutcherson couldn't be happier!

While chatting up sources on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, the young actor talked up his Catching Fire director, Francis Lawrence.

Hutcherson, who plays Peeta in the blockbuster adaptation, had nothing but compliments by saying:

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Liam Hemsworth Talks Catching Fire And Saying Good-Bye To Gary Ross!

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He's not the only one sad to say farewell!

Stars and fans of The Hunger Games alike were bummed to discover that Gary Ross would not be returning to direct the adaptation's follow-up, Catching Fire, and Liam Hemsworth has finally opened up about the switch to new director Francis Lawrence, and reveals that he's bummed to have to say good-bye to the original helmer!

He explains:

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Gary Ross May Have Found His Next Movie! In Negotiations To Direct Houdini!

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Well, we guess now that he's abandoned the directorial reigns of Catching Fire, Gary Ross has a lot of free time on his hands to pick his next project!

And according to new reports, he has done just that by beginning negotiations to helm the upcoming Houdini, a big-screen adaptation of the biography The Secret Life of Houdini, The Making of America's First Superhero by William Kalush and Larry Sloman!

Apparently, the novel focuses on theories that

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David Cronenberg To Direct Hunger Games Sequel? Maybe!

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That would be awesome!

Since Gary Ross has officially abandoned the sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Lionsgate is scrambling to find another director. So far the studio has a list of "seven or eight names" that they and author Suzanne Collins would be interested in working with.

One of those names is David Cronenberg, the guy behind

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