Gary Ross Will Direct ‘Peter And The Starcatchers’ Next

Gary Ross has finally settled on a follow-up project to his massively successful adaptation of “The Hunger Games.” The director considered a handful of possibilities, but Deadline is reporting that Ross has decided to direct “Peter and the Starcatchers.”

The film will be based on a novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, which acts a prequel to the Peter Pan story we are all familiar with.

Ross was reportedly also considering “The Secret Life of Houdini,” but the Deadline report claimed that a deal was not close for that project.

Learn more about “Peter and the Starcatchers” after the jump!

According to Deadline, “Peter and the Starcatchers” has a little ways to go before getting in front of the camera. Screenwriter Jeese Wigutow still has to deliver his latest draft of the script, and there is not a budget in place yet.

But Gary Ross reportedly wants to get moving quickly, hoping to get the film going as soon as possible in 2013.

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