Well, here's a move we never thought we'd see from Steven Soderbergh. He's directing second unit on 'The Hunger Games.'

Young adult fantasy novels and the director of 'Traffic' and the upcoming 'Contagion' don't seem like an obvious mix, but turns out Soderbergh is good friends with 'Hunger Games' director Gary Ross.

The Oscar winner's presence wasn't a secret for long: "Soderbergh in the house this weekend!!! very exciting!" tweeted production designer Eddie Mills, while set electrician Chrys Blackstone posted, "Holy sh*t! Just found out that Steven Soderbergh is coming to the #hungergames to direct 2nd Unit. I am so excited, this is getting good!"

IndieWire's The Playlist confirmed that it's all true: Soderbergh produced Ross's 'Pleasantville,' and Ross often takes a look at Soderbergh's scripts.
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