Oscar Winner Simon Beaufoy Now Penning The Hunger Games Sequel

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss

That Hunger Games sequel that got confirmed way back in July is currently being written by Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning scribe behind Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours. The Wrap reports that The Hunger Games director Gary Ross will return to helm Catching Fire and supervise the script. No word if the trilogy's author Suzanne Collins will be back for round two after co-writing the first film's script with Ross and Volcano screenwriter Billy Ray.