Yesterday, prior to the news breaking that Gary Ross has exited Catching Fire negotiations, MTV talked with Josh Hutcherson during a press junket for Detention. They asked The Hunger Games star about the (then) rumors surrounding Gary Ross and Catching Fire. This is what he had to say:
“I have talked to him. I think Gary’s my guy,” Hutcherson told MTV News at the “Detention” junket.
… “I think he’s a genius. He’s an incredible writer and director, so I’m excited to see kind of what he ends up coming up with for the second one,” he said, adding that he had no other names he wanted to toss in the directorial ring if and when Ross shouldn’t return.
“No, I won’t let myself [say] someone else,” he added. “Not until they tell me it has to be someone else. Gary’s my guy 100 percent.”
Poor Josh… I’m really curious to see how he’s taking the news.
source: MTV via thehob