New Official Catching Fire Poster and Contest


We were promised a surprise today by Lionsgate and they have given us an incredible new Catching Fire poster that’s very different from any we’ve seen yet from either film!  Be sure to click for full size!

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Not only are we getting a new poster, but news of an awesome new official contest for all Hunger Games fans!

Today’s poster of Katniss Everdeen includes a tagline pulled straight from the incredible words of Suzanne Collins – The sun persists on rising, so I make myself stand.

We are encouraging fans to design and illustrate the first chapter of ‘Catching Fire’ for the chance to see their work featured on The Hunger Games’ official Facebook page! Fans can incorporate photos, drawings, GIFs & video to create an eye-popping multimedia experience inspired by the words of the book – http://lions.gt/GlossiCF

What do you think of the poster?  I love how the clouds become wings!  Are you going to enter the Catching Fire illustration contest?  If you do, we’d love if you could share your entries with us too – we always love to see your creative fan art!

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Huge Display for THG: Catching Fire at CinemaCon


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There’s going to be a Lionsgate presentation at this year’s CinemaCon event in Las Vegas for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The conference is all about debuting upcoming films and products –  taking along some of the big stars, producers and directors to talk to cinema onwers and operators from around the world.

Lionsgate will be giving its presentation on Thursday April 18 with word that Sam Claflin, who plays Finnick Odair, will be there.

Collider has been down at the venue and spied this really huge display for Catching Fire. As you can see, Lionsgate has placed huge versions of the Character osters next to one another in a massive display.

They’re also reporting that Lionsgate will be showing new footage of the film at CinemaCon.  We will be sure to keep you updated.

You can check out the rest of the pics here.

OFFICIAL: Catching Fire Cast Complete


After immense amounts of anticipation, Lionsgate has finished out the Catching Fire Casting page all at once! The rest of the tributes in the Catching Fire cast for have been publicly announce. Check out the full ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘ cast in the image below:

The “mystery” woman has been filled in as well, but the character is no mystery. It is Paula Malcomson, who is reprising her role as Mrs. Everdeen. To see all the new tributes, head to Catching Fire Casting!

Official: Sam Claflin is Finnick!


It seems like we’ve been waiting on this news forever now and I think most people have assumed by now that the rumors are true. Well, Lionsgate has officially announced that Sam Claflin is indeed our Finnick Odair! See the official press release below.  What do you think? Does Sam live up to your expectations?

SAM CLAFLIN CAST AS FINNICK IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Santa Monica, CA, August 22, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Sam Claflin has been cast in the role of Finnick in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Charasmatic and clever, Finnick was a District 4 Hunger Games victor when he was fourteen.

After breaking out in his role as the romantic lead in last year’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, Claflin starred in the box office smash SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN playing Prince William alongside Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth.   He recently finished filming THE QUIET ONES opposite Jarred Harris, and MARY & MARTHA,  in which he co-stars with Hilary Swank. Continue reading

OFFICIAL: Stephanie Leigh Schlund is Cashmere


Today’s casting announcement is for our District 1 Victor, Cashmere will be played by Stephanie Leigh Schlund in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.   Welcome to The Hunger Games family Stephanie! Check out the press release below:

Santa Monica, CA, August 14, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Stephanie Leigh Schlund has been cast in the role of Cashmere in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A former Career tribute from District 1, Cashmere and her brother Gloss are both competing in the Quarter Quell.

Stephanie Leigh Schlund is an Atlanta, Georgia based actress who has appeared in television series including Drop Dead Diva, and films including “The Last Song”.  She can next be seen in the upcoming Fox series The Following, premiering this Fall.

Tell us, is this how you imagined Cashmere?

‘Mockingjay Part 1′ & ‘Part 2′ Will Film Back-to-Back


On a conference call with analysts, Lionsgate revealed that they plan to shoot Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2 back-to-back, meaning one director will helm both films (and it’s believed Lionsgate is already searching for the director).

Although no director has been selected for the two planned films to be adapted from “Mockingjay,” the third book in the “Hunger Games” trilogy, Wachsberger said that the two movies, to be released in November 2014 and 2015, will be shot together.

Because of that, Wachsberger said, “we expect the average budget [for the ‘Mockingjay’ movies] to be slightly lower than ‘Catching Fire.’” And with lower costs, he added, “profitability should come up with the final two installments.”

You can read the full article at the Los Angeles Times, which includes details about Catching Fire not being expected to make as much money for Lionsgate as The Hunger Games did simply because the production costs will be higher (though they didn’t specific the budget for the sequel).

Filming back-to-back will help cut down on budget costs, ensure consistency and continuity between the final films, help them meet their release dates, and free up the actors’ time to work on other projects.

Official: E. Roger Mitchell is Chaff


Congratulations to E. Roger Mitchell, who has been cast as our Chaff in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘!

Chaff is the victor of the 45th Hunger Games, coming from District 11. You can read more about Mitchell at the official casting page here.  Also, you can read the press release below:

Santa Monica, CA, August 10, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that E. Roger Mitchell has been cast in the role of Chaff in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A tribute from District 11, Chaff won the 45th Annual Hunger Games and will compete in the Quarter Quell.

E. Roger Mitchell is an Atlanta based actor with decades of experience on the stage.  His small and big screen roles have included “Battle: Los Angeles”, The Shield, One Tree Hill, and Tyler Perry projects including “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman”, “Daddy’s Little Girls”, and House Of Payne.

source: Lionsgate

OFFICIAL: Bruno Gunn is Brutus


BRUNO GUNN CAST AS BRUTUS IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE 

Santa Monica, CA, August 8, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Bruno Gunn has been cast in the role of Brutus in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Brutus is a former Career victor from District 2.

Gunn has co-starred in a variety of films, most recently the comedy hit Bad Teacher, and is recognizable to TV audiences from frequent guest starring roles including on “The Office”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Sons Of Anarchy,” “Oz,” and “Prison Break.”

Official: Meta Golding is Enobaria


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META GOLDING CAST AS ENOBARIA IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Santa Monica, CA, August 7, 2012-Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Meta Golding has been cast in the role of Enobaria in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A former career tribute from District 2, Enobaria is known for the particularly brutal, disturbing way in which she came to win The Hunger Games.

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Official: Lynn Cohen is Mags


We’re still waiting on news about Finnick, but in the meantime,Magshas been announced today by Lionsgate!

LYNN COHEN CAST AS MAGS IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Santa Monica, CA, August 2, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Lynn Cohen has been cast in the role of Mags in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A former mentor to Finnick Odair, Mags is an eighty year old Hunger Games victor from District 4.

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