Variety Talks About Suzanne Collins’ Involvement with ‘The Hunger Games’
Variety’s Youth Impact Report touches on Suzanne Collins’ involvement in translating The Hunger Games trilogy to the big screen, discussing her close work with producer Nina Jacobson and director of ‘The Hunger Games’, Gary Ross:
“We work very closely,” says Jacobson. “It’s always important to me that she feels her voice comes through, that the values of the book come through in the movies.”
No stranger to writers’ rooms, Collins worked closely with Ross as well, collaborating with him on the final script and even sitting in on the casting auditions — particularly those of protagonist Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and the two young men vying for her love, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth).
“She was at my audition process, which made me nervous … but she was supportive all the way through,” Hutcherson recalls. “It meant a lot to have her involved, because it gave fans that sense of security that the author wasn’t just handing something they loved off to be made into a movie.”
Whilst most of this we already know, and are very thankful for, there is no mention of Suzanne’s involvement with ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’, or is there? The article has this interesting line at the bottom:
Next: Working with director Francis Lawrence to keep sequels “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay” true to the spirit of her novels.
It was rumoured that Suzanne was spotted in Atlanta, so hopefully she will be casting a bit of an eye over production