Last years The Hunger Games was up there with the best films of the year, and the film was a huge success. Based on the stories written by Suzanne Collins, the success of the first film caused star Jennifer Lawrence to become a household name, and also caused the sequel to be announced very quickly.
The film has been in production for some time now, but with the November release date on the horizon, Lionsgate are about to kick off their marketing campaign which will no doubt ensure everyone on the planet knows the sequel, Catching Fire, is coming. The promotional activity begins now as Entertainment Weekly have premiered the first three official stills from the film.
In the stills we not only get our first look at Jennifer Lawrence returning as Katniss Everdeen, but also our very first look at new actor Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair. Also included in the stills are returning actors Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. You can view the three stills at the bottom of this post.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.
The film will be released worldwide on November 22, 2013, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.
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 familyand 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 could change Panem forever.