Steven Soderbergh certainly doesn't behave like a guy who's considering retirement.
The director of "Contagion" has added a rather unexpected gig to his inhumanly busy schedule: he's the second unit director of "The Hunger Games," according to The Playlist.
Soderbergh and "Hunger Games" director Gary Ross have been friends since working on "Pleasantville" together way back in 1998 -- apparently, all Ross had to do was ask his old pal to come aboard the "Games" and it was a done deal.
This is just one more move on Soderbergh's part that has us believing he's going to have a hard time saying goodbye to show business, if he is indeed going to go through with his plans for early retirement. The guy is an obsessive workaholic, and a fast-moving one, at that -- on the set of "Contagion," he reportedly ended each shooting day by editing that day's footage.
Then he'll retire. Maybe. Probably not. We doubt it.
"The Hunger Games" will commence on March 23, 2012.