The boys and girl of Francis Lawrence’s upcoming “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” took their talents to the Cannes Film Festival over in Frogtown this week, with a photocall at the Majestic Barrière. Katniss, Gale, and Finnick (and some other people) were there, but oddly enough, Peeta was a no-show. I guess he was too busy baking bread or something. You never know what that little Peeta will be up to on any given day, the scoundrel.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (played by 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 in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is 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 written by Suzanne Collins that has sold over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Alan Ritchson, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willow Shields, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Amanda Plummer, Jeffrey Wright, and starts something this November 22, 2013.
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