Monday, August 8, 2011

Steven Soderbergh Pitching In On 'Hunger Games'

It's true - the movie genius, Steven Soderbergh is lending a hand to 'The Hunger Games'!

EW reports that he is pitching in as second unit director on the set!
“It’s true he’s shooting two days of second unit,” says director Gary Ross, who’s at the helm of the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian best-seller. “He’s one of my best friends and we all help each other a little bit on these things.” Soderbergh was a producer of Ross’ 1998 film Pleasantville. 
Gary Ross also gave EW an update on the filming.  Looks like they've moved on to shooting the Capitol scenes!
“We’ve already done a lot of action-y stuff,” says Ross. “We’ve burned down a forest, we’ve had the fire sequence, we blew up this pyramid of stuff that went 150 feet up in the air, and we had suitcases flying over a quarter of a mile.” While Ross says the high-octane action has been a thrill, he remains most turned on by the story’s emotional core. “I think it’s the power of Jennifer’s acting that’s the most moving to me,” he says. “That’s the stuff that knocks me out.”

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