Disney has hired the Hunger Games helmer for its Peter Pan prequel, reports Deadline.
Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's novel follows an adventure of the eternally young hero, who joins a shipmate called Molly in the search of lost treasure.
The pair fight to keep the trunk of starstuff out of the hands of the villainous pirate Black Stache (a two-handed man who later becomes the infamous Captain Hook).
The Broadway adaptation of Peter and the Starcatchers received five Tony Awards earlier this year.
Ross has apparently lost interest in Summit Entertainment's The Secret Life Of Houdini, over which a deal was never completed.
Watch a montage from the stage version of Peter and the Starcatchers below: