THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is an upcoming American science-fiction adventure film based on Suzanne Collins' novel, Catching Fire, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film is the sequel to The Hunger Games, and the second installment in The Hunger Gamesfilm series, produced and distributed by Lionsgate. Francis Lawrence is set to direct a screenplay from Simon Beaufoy and Michael Arndt. Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen along with Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz,Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Willow Shields also reprising their roles.
Months before the release of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate greenlit the second film and Gary Ross, director of the first film, was expected to return as director. However, on April 10, 2012, he announced his departure from the project due to the tight and fixed production and on May 3, Francis Lawrence was hired as the film's director. Throughout July and September 2012, the film's supporting cast was filled out, with Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Meta Golding, Amanda Plummer and Jeffrey Wright brought in to portray key roles. Filming began September 10, 2012 in and around metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Hawaii. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is scheduled to be released in IMAX on November 22, 2013 in the United States.
With only weeks to go until the release of the sequel to the original 'Hunger Games' movie, 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire', fans are on the edges of their seats waiting to see if the movie lives up their expectations. Consequently, with less than a week to go, the producers involved in the 'Hunger Games' series are steadily allowing information about the new movie to seep out into the public consciousness, in order to heighten anticipation. And in the last 24 hours, the producers behind the 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' soundtrack have revealed the full line-up. In addition to the standard tracks that will appear on all versions of the movie, Lionsgate have also announced that some of the local versions of 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' will feature some tracks by appropriate and somewhat lesser known local artists.