March 21, 2012 at 06:15 PM EDT

Anyone who read Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games knew it had the potential to be a great movie. But how would they make a film that’s interesting when so much of the narrative in the book takes place inside the main character’s head? That’s what we asked Gary Ross recently at The Hunger Games junket. To watch him talk about the role and working with leading actress Jennifer Lawrence, check out the video below.

For more Hunger Games videos, including Jennifer Lawrence talking about playing Katniss, and Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth discussing the physical toll of playing their characters, visit our Hunger Games hub.

Read more:

‘Hunger Games’ EW review

‘Hunger Games’: Jennifer Lawrence on becoming Katniss

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