We name some top contenders for the choice gig now that Gary Ross has exited
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Best Known For: "Slumdog Millionaire," "127 Hours," "Trainspotting"
Pros: Boyle's got a great eye, and he's one of those directors who seems to reinvent himself every other film. He's bait for actors who want to work with him, and he's got a wonderful collaborative relationship with Simon Beaufoy, who is writing the script right now.
Cons: Action is one of the few things Boyle hasn't really proven he can do. There's nothing I'd point at as proof he can't do it, but even with his range, he may not be the right guy for this particular job.
- Drew McWeeny