By Michael Gioia
and Adam Hetrick
22 Aug 2012
Jesse Wigutow ("It Runs in the Family") authored the screenplay for the film, which is a separate entity from the critically praised Broadway production, which dropped the "s" from its title and goes by Peter and the Starcatcher.
Ross, who dropped out of the "Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire," earlier this year, has also directed the films "Seabiscuit" and "Pleasantville." The "Starcatchers" adaptation plans to begin production in 2013.
Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher was adapted for the stage by Tony Award winner Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, The Addams Family) and is directed by Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers and Tony winner Roger Rees (The Addams Family, Nicholas Nickleby).
It received nine Tony Award nominations, and took home honors for Best Costume Design (Paloma H. Young), Best Lighting Design (Jeff Croiter), Best Sound Design (Darron L. West), Best Scenic Design (Donyale Werle) and Best Featured Actor (Christian Borle).