The Hunger Games director Gary Ross has officially been hired by Disney to helm Peter and the Starcatchers. The director was /gary-ross-to-direct-peter-and-the-starcatchers/previously rumored to lead the project, but now has been given the green light by the studio.

The story is a prequel to the J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan. The plot follows Peter, who meets a young girl named Molly on a Neverland ship. Molly tells Peter about a trunk of magical "starstuff" that must never be found by "Black Stache," the name Captain Hook went by before losing his hand. Peter and Molly embark on an adventure to keep this mystical substance out of the pirate's hands.

The director /gary-ross-officially-passes-on-the-hunger-games-sequel/recently passed on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire due to time constraints and will be helming The Secret Life of Houdini for Summit Entertainment.