Despite the face that Michael Arndt has been brought in to do script re-writes, Simon Beaufoy will still be credited for adapting the Catching Fire script. He did the original adaptation and then Arndt was brought on after. Beaufoy, famous for his Slumdog Millionaire script. told the LA Times that he has completed his work on the script. No word now as to where Arndt is in his re-write process!
You might not think there’s much left for a Hollywood screenwriter to accomplish after penning a sequel to “The Hunger Games.” But for Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning scribe behind “Slumdog Millionaire,” there’s plenty of work ahead now that he’s finished adapting Suzanne Collins’ novel “Catching Fire.”
“I’m done [with ‘Catching Fire’] and getting back to several different projects,” Beaufoy told 24 Frames from his home in London on Thursday.