The Hunger Games director is in line to helm the Peter Pan prequel for Disney, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's children's book follows the adventures of the eternally young hero, who meets a shipmate called Molly who tells him of a lost treasure.
It falls to the two of them to keep the trunk of starstuff out of the hands of the pirate Black Stache (the two-handed man who will become Captain Hook).
Previously adapted for the stage, Jesse Wigutow is now writing the film's screenplay based on the original novel.
Ross decided not to follow up The Hunger Games with its sequel Catching Fire earlier this year.
He is attached to direct Summit's Houdini.
The stage adaptation of Peter and the Starcatchers received five Tony Awards this year.
Watch a montage from the stage version of Peter and the Starcatchers below: