We name some top contenders for the choice gig now that Gary Ross has exited
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Best Known For: "The Untouchables," "Mission: Impossible," "Scarface"
Pros: If anyone needs to find a way out of director's jail, it's De Palma, and considering he was in the running for "Paranormal Activity 2" recently, it does not seem out of question for him to step into something like this, where all he needs to do is focus on being a great stylist.
Cons: When DePalma's good, almost no one's better. But he is in director's jail for good reason, and between "The Black Dahlia" and "Redacted," his last two features, it might be too risky for Lionsgate to trust him with the film.
- Drew McWeeny