|Sam Claflin and Jennifer Lawrence star in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”|
Easily, the highest profile Georgia release of 2013 is “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” While the first film of the franchise was filmed in North Carolina, the second film was produced in two separate halves; first in Metro Atlanta, then in Hawaii. Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland and Stanley Tucci all return for the second feature and are joined by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Lynn Cohen and Amanda Plummer.
Regardless of how the film turns out, it is guaranteed to make an outrageous amount of money and feature Georgia on thousands of cinema screens. Director Francis Lawrence has taken the reigns from Gary Ross and is set to direct all remaining films in the franchise. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” will be split into two films but shot back to back. No word yet on if filming will take place in Georgia. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be released on November 22, 2013.
Lionsgate has released the first images from the movie. Check out two more after the jump.
|Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson star in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”|
|Liam Hemsworth, Francis Lawrence and Jennifer Lawrence on set of
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”