Steven Soderbergh Abandons Retirement Plans To Direct 2nd Unit On 'THE HUNGER GAMES'!

Steven Soderbergh has joined the The Hunger Games as a second unit director. The news comes via ThePlaylist, who points to crew members tweets announcing Soderbergh’s involvement & verified that they are correct. Hit the jump for the details.

The tweets include, "Holy shit! Just found out that Steven Soderbergh is coming to the #hungergames to direct 2nd Unit. I am so excited this is getting good!” from electrician Chrys Blackstone. Also production designer Eddie Mills, tweeted:"Soderbergh in the house this weekend!!! very exciting!"

Ross & Soderbergh go way back just as ThePlaylist points out: "Ross and Soderbergh have actually been friends for years. Soderbergh produced 'Pleasantville,' while Ross has often taken a look at Soderbergh’s scripts."
Soderbergh's next film, Haywire hits theaters January 20th 2012. The Hunger Games tells the tale of a dystopic future and the annual "Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live television. The cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones & Donald Sutherland. The movie arrives March 23rd 2012.

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