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Best Known For: "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (pictured)
Pro: He set the indie world on fire with "Martha" last year and is continually touted - along with his producing partners Josh Mond and Antonio Campos as the "next big thing(s)." His impressive vision could bring a new look to the "Hunger Games" world.
Con: He's never come close to helming anything near the budget of a "Hunger Games" sequel. Would Lionsgate really trust their golden goose to someone with so little experience on a tentpole? Someone's sure to give him a chance at some point (if he even wants to go Hollywood), but this may be too precious a project to trust him with.
- Gregory Ellwood