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Shooting begins on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games

Story by Jack Foley

PRINCIPAL photography started yesterday (Monday, September 10, 2012) on the highly anticipated sequel to the worldwide blockbuster film The Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will shoot primarily in existing locations in and near Atlanta, Georgia.

The film will subsequently be shot on location in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in late December, 2012.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released worldwide on November 22, 2013, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.

Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig, who is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio, said: “We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel.

“The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles.”

Lionsgate has also announced a global set visit sweepstake.

i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Win a Trip to Set will run September 10 through October 12 2012, offering 12 lucky fans a chance to visit the set of the film and interact the with cast and crew.

To enter, fans based in the participating territories (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Israel, and Japan) will upload a :30 second video of their top question for the film’s cast.

Additionally, “virtual” citizens of Panem will be able to enter by playing The Hunger Games Adventures – one of the top adventure games on Facebook and coming soon to iPad.

Full rules and regulations are posted on the contest Facebook tab, and at

Lionsgate will release The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on November 22, 2013. Full information about the film’s cast is available at

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