Gary Ross Answers Burning 'Hunger Games' Question: Voiceover Or No Voiceover?

One of the biggest questions facing director Gary Ross when he took on the challenge of adapting "The Hunger Games" was whether or not the movie should use a voiceover. Sure, the book is written in Katniss Everdeen's voice, but would the film version literally be told in her voice?

In a word, no.

"I spent a lot of time wondering and thinking about ... what does it really mean to be in this character's point of view cinematically," Ross reveals in an exclusive new interview with MTV. So then why exactly did Ross decide to skip the voiceover? And what else does he reveal about "The Hunger Games," which opens on March 23? Watch the clip — and hear the answer in Ross' own voice.