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Jennifer Lawrence to star in two-part adaptation of 'East of Eden'

Jennifer Lawrence to star in two-part adaptation of 'East of Eden'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Director Gary Ross has said his upcoming adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel "East of Eden" starring Jennifer Lawrence may be divided into two separate films.
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Francis Lawrence to direct 'Catching Fire'

Francis Lawrence to direct 'Catching Fire'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Francis Lawrence has been hired to direct "Catching Fire," the sequel to "The Hunger Games," Lionsgate announced Thursday.
'Catching Fire' close to getting director

'Catching Fire' close to getting director

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- Lionsgate plans to offer Francis Lawrence a deal to direct "Catching Fire," the sequel to the blockbuster, "The Hunger Games," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Gary Ross won't direct 'Hunger' sequel

Gary Ross won't direct 'Hunger' sequel

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Gary Ross says he won't direct "Catching Fire," the sequel to "The Hunger Games," because shooting is scheduled to begin too soon.
Goldberg, Alba named Tribeca fest jurors

Goldberg, Alba named Tribeca fest jurors

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- Whoopi Goldberg, Jessica Alba, Cheryl Hines, America Ferrera and Justin Bartha are to be jurors at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, organizers said Tuesday.
Damon in talks to play RFK in film

Damon in talks to play RFK in film

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and Massachusetts native Matt Damon is in talks to headline a new film about assassinated Sen. Robert Kennedy, Deadline Hollywood said.
Vanderbilt to script 'Spider-Man' flicks

Vanderbilt to script 'Spider-Man' flicks

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. screenwriter James Vanderbilt has signed on to write the fifth and sixth installments in the "Spider-Man" film franchise, Variety.com reported Monday.

Russian rocket debris falls off E. Canada

TORONTO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command says a 60-square-foot piece of a Russian rocket landed off the eastern Canadian coast last week.

Medical marijuana takes a hit

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The California Supreme Court in a 5-2 ruling said employers can fire workers who are legally prescribed marijuana for illness.

Finalists named for 2004 Humanitas Prize

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- "Dirty Pretty Things," "Finding Nemo" and "Seabiscuit" were named Wednesday as feature-film finalists for the 2004 Humanitas Prize.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Phoning in the Oscars?

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- It's probably an overstatement to say there were no surprises at the 76th Academy Awards, but there is little question that Oscar voters generally fulfilled exp
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Peter Jackson takes DGA honor for 'King'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Peter Jackson took top honors for his directorial achievement at the Directors Guild of America Awards for "Return of the King."

Author amazed by 'Seabiscuit' phenomenon

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Laura Hillenbrand says she never expected her book "Seabiscuit, An American Legend" to become a publishing phenomenon.

WGA announces screenplay nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees Thursday for best screenplay of 2003, honoring low-budget independent films as well as studio blockbusters.
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Gary Ross (born November 3, 1956) is an American writer, director and actor. He is best known for directing Pleasantville and Seabiscuit, both of which featured Tobey Maguire in the lead role.

Ross was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of screenwriter Arthur A. Ross.

Ross's first produced screenplay was 1988's Big, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He also received a Best Original Screenplay nomination for 1993's Dave. He wrote early drafts of 1992's Mr. Baseball and 1994's Lassie. He wrote the screenplay for 1998's Pleasantville, which also marked his directorial debut. In 2003, he wrote, directed and produced Seabiscuit based on Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He wrote the screenplay for 2008's The Tale of Despereaux based on the Newbery Medal-winning children's book by Kate DiCamillo. He has also written the screenplay for the forthcoming remake of 1954's Creature From the Black Lagoon on which his father was a screenwriter. He has written scripts titled Dog Years and The Free State of Jones which have not yet been produced as feature films.

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