The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Goes into Production; Win a Trip to the Set
09.11.12 by BJSprecher
The second chapter in Lionsgate's wildly popular Hunger Games movie franchise has finally gone into production in Georgia. In a press release distributed yesterday, Lionsgate announced the start of principal photography on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and released the official synopsis of the movie. Additionally, Lionsgate announced a global sweepstakes that could win you a trip to the set of the movie.
In a statement accompanying the release, Lionsgate President of Production Eric Feig expressed his excitement to see the movie go into production:
We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with [director] 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.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was adapted from Suzanne Collins' novel by Academy Award–winning screenwriters Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine). Here's the synopsis:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] has returned home safeafter winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark [Josh Hutcherson]. 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 incontrol as President Snow [Donald Sutherland] prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) — a competition that could change Panem forever.
If you're a Hunger Games fan, than you'll really be excited by Lionsgate's new "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — Win a Trip to Set" contest. Enter the sweepstakes for a chance to be one of twelve lucky fans chosen to visit the set of the movie and meet the cast and crew. Click here for full contest rules and regulations.
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