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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Screenwriter Danny Strong to Begin Work on Part 2 (Exclusive)

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Screenwriter Danny Strong to Begin Work on Part 2 (Exclusive)

Lionsgate has exercised its option for Danny Strong, who wrote the Emmy-winning HBO movie Game Change, to pen the script for the second part of the company’s adaptation of Mockingjay, the finale of the Hunger Games movie series.

Strong already had written the script for Mockingjay, Part 1 and had a deal to write the script for the second part. But it was always contingent on the studio liking and approving his draft for Part 1.

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NOV
20
2 YEARS

'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire' Motion Poster Debuts

'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire' Motion Poster Debuts

The follow-up to this year's blockbuster, The Hunger Games, isn't due in theaters for more than a year, but the first official poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has debuted.

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OCT
23
2 YEARS

'Hunger Games' Parody Movie Casts Its Katniss Everdeen (Exclusive)

'Hunger Games' Parody Movie Casts Its Katniss Everdeen (Exclusive)

Maiara Walsh has nabbed the female lead as the spoof version of Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen in The Starving Games, a comedic take on The Hunger Games.

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OCT
1
2 YEARS

'Game Change' Writer in Talks to Pen 'Hunger Games' Finale 'Mockingjay'

'Game Change' Writer in Talks to Pen 'Hunger Games' Finale 'Mockingjay'

Danny Strong, who just won an Emmy for writing HBO’s Game Change, is in talks to pen Lionsgate’s two-part adaptation of Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy.

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AUG
22
2 YEARS

Sam Claflin: 5 Things to Know About the 'Catching Fire' Star

Sam Claflin: 5 Things to Know About the 'Catching Fire' Star

After months of speculation, a name was finally announced for the role of Finnick Odair, the charming tribute from District 4 in Catching Fire.

Sam Claflin, who starred in Snow White and the Huntsman as Prince William, will take on the highly coveted role in the second film in the Hunger Games series.

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AUG
22
2 YEARS

'Catching Fire' Casts Sam Claflin as Finnick

'Catching Fire' Casts Sam Claflin as Finnick

Sam Claflin has been cast as Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.

The Snow White and the Huntsman actor is the latest to join the follow-up, to be directed by Francis Lawrence. Described as "charismatic" and "clever," Finnick -- from District 4 -- won the Hunger Games when he was 14.

Claflin had been widely speculated to join the sequel, which is set to hit theaters Nov. 22, 2013. He joins new castmembers Jena Malone as Johanna Mason and Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes of THR's 'Hunger Games' Cover Shoot

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AUG
21
2 YEARS

'Hunger Games' Parody Trailer Goes Viral (Video)

'Hunger Games' Parody Trailer Goes Viral (Video)

The Hunger Games has sold nearly 4 million DVDs and Blu-ray discs since hitting stories last week, but not everyone thinks the film lives up to the hype.

A video from Honest Trailers, which purports to advertise films as they really are, takes issue with Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) ability to outwit other tributes by hanging out in trees and Peeta’s (Josh Hutcherson) ridiculously detailed cake decorating skills, and asks why the "much hotter" Gale (Liam Hemsworth) is not Katniss’ first choice.

VIDEO: 'The Hunger Games' Premiere Red Carpet Interviews 

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AUG
20
2 YEARS

'Beautiful Creatures' Promises Bewitching Teen Romance

'Beautiful Creatures' Promises Bewitching Teen Romance

There’s nothing quite like an urban (or in the case of Louisiana, rural) legend to spice up a visit to the set of a film.

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AUG
14
2 YEARS

'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Casting Catch Up

'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Casting Catch Up

With so many roles to be cast in Catching Fire, the second installment in the Hunger Games series, our heads are spinning.

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AUG
7
2 YEARS

'Harry Potter,' 'Hunger Games' Top Poll of Best YA Novels Ever

'Harry Potter,' 'Hunger Games' Top Poll of Best YA Novels Ever

The Harry Potter series topped the list of the greatest teen novels ever in an online poll conducted by National Public Radio.

More than 75,000 fans took place in the online voting. The Hunger Games finished second and Harper Lee's 1960 classic To Kill a Mockingbird took the Bronze.

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AUG
6
2 YEARS

'Hunger Games': Target to Sell $999 Mockingjay Pin, Replica of Katniss' Leather Jacket

'Hunger Games': Target to Sell $999 Mockingjay Pin, Replica of Katniss' Leather Jacket

Target is going high-end for The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-ray release.

In addition to offering pre-orders of the discs, the retailer has announced that it will be selling a solid 14-K gold Mockingjay pin, like the one Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss wears in the film, for an astonishing $999.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes of THR's 'Hunger Games' Photo Shoot

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AUG
1
2 YEARS

'Hunger Games' Star Jennifer Lawrence Got Bow and Arrow Training From Olympic Archer

'Hunger Games' Star Jennifer Lawrence Got Bow and Arrow Training From Olympic Archer

In preparation for her role as Katniss Everdeen in this spring’s blockbuster YA adaptation The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence trained extensively with Olympic archer Khatuna Lorig – whose real name sounds like it was ripped straight out of the film – to learn how to use a bow and arrow. On Wednesday, Lorig posed for a photograph to commemorate her collaboration with Lawrence, and to celebrate the forthcoming release of The Hunger Games on Blu-ray.

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JUL
17
2 YEARS

Comic-Con 2012: 'Hunger Games' Star Willow Shields on Playing Jennifer Lawrence's Sister

Comic-Con 2012: 'Hunger Games' Star Willow Shields on Playing Jennifer Lawrence's Sister

At 12, Willow Shields has yet to leave her mark on the entertainment industry, but thanks to The Hunger Games, she’s already made an impact. Playing Primrose Everdeen, younger sister to the series’ main character Katniss (played by Jennifer Lawrence), she is the catalyst for virtually everything that happens in the film. Now, Shields hopes that the film will return the favor and launch a long and successful career for her as an actress.

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JUL
17
2 YEARS

Amanda Plummer Joins 'Hunger Games' Sequel Catching Fire'

Amanda Plummer Joins 'Hunger Games' Sequel Catching Fire'

The Hunger Games has found another tribute.

Lionsgate announced Tuesday that actress Amanda Plummer is set to join sequel Catching Fire as Wiress. A female tribute from District 3, forced to compete in the Hunger Games again during the Quarter Quell, Wiress' eccentricity and silence prompts her fellow competitors to nickname her "Nuts." Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), however, recognizes her value as an ally.

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