Director Gary Ross did a fantastic job in bringing the hit novel The Hunger Games to the big screen and many expected him to return for the sequel. Unfortunately Gary decided not to direct The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Francis Lawrence was then brought in to helm the project. Now, Stanley Tucci has been comparing the two directors.
Tucci was chatting to Collider, when he explained, "He was great, he’s lovely. I think Gary [Ross] did such an amazing and Gary’s such a nice guy. They’re very different directors and personalities. Gary’s very garrulous and Francis is very quiet, but he’s very talented and I had a really nice time with him."
However, Stanley did admit that he would not be giving away any secrets, "[Laughs] I can’t, I really can’t, I’m sworn to secrecy number one, but also you have to remember I’m only there for a week and I shoot all my stuff on a stage and then that’s it, so I’m not even privy to what’s going on."
As well as Stanley Tucci returning for the sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will also see the return of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth to name just a few. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to hit the big screen on November 22 in both the US and the UK.