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JUL
15
2 YEARS

Comic-Con 2012: 'Hunger Games' Co-Star Willow Shields Looks Forward to 'Making Fun of Katniss' in 'Catching Fire'

Comic-Con 2012: 'Hunger Games' Co-Star Willow Shields Looks Forward to 'Making Fun of Katniss' in 'Catching Fire'

Given how serious so much of plot of Hunger Games is, it comes as little surprise that actress Willow Shields says that what she’s most looking forward to in Catching Fire is a moment of levity. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about the future of her character, Primrose Everdeen, she says she’s eager to have a little bit of fun in the upcoming sequel, Catching Fire.

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JUL
13
2 YEARS

'Hunger Games' Actor Dayo Okeniyi Books Pair of Big-Screen Roles (Exclusive)

'Hunger Games' Actor Dayo Okeniyi Books Pair of Big-Screen Roles (Exclusive)

He wasn’t the last tribute standing, but Dayo Okeniyi has found life after the arena.

The Nigerian actor, who played Thresh in The Hunger Games, has booked a pair of roles in the indie coming-of-age drama The Spectacular Now and the Ben Affleck starrer Runner Runner for New Regency.

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JUL
3
2 YEARS

Jena Malone Chosen as Tribute for 'Catching Fire' (Exclusive)

Jena Malone Chosen as Tribute for 'Catching Fire' (Exclusive)

While many in Hollywood are cutting out early for the holidays, it’s reaping day for Jena Malone.

The Sucker Punch actress is in talks to play snide tribute Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, a key role that will be reprised in the trilogy’s third installment, Mockingjay.

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JUN
12
3 YEARS

'Catching Fire' Role Offered to Philip Seymour Hoffman

'Catching Fire' Role Offered to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman received an official offer to play Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire, Lionsgate’s sequel to The Hunger Games, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

PHOTOS: The Hunger Games Official Character Posters

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JUN
4
3 YEARS

Jennifer Lawrence Moves Into 'The House at the End of the Street' (Video)

Jennifer Lawrence Moves Into 'The House at the End of the Street' (Video)

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is set to test out her newfound box office clout with The House at the End of the Street, a thriller directed by Mark Tonderai. Relativity Media released a trailer Monday for the film, which co-stars Elizabeth Shue (Piranha 3D) and Max Thierot (My Soul to Take).

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MAY
27
3 YEARS

Robert Pattinson Kills 'Hunger Games' Casting Reports

Robert Pattinson Kills 'Hunger Games' Casting Reports

While Robert Pattinson has been at Cannes with his new film, David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, reports began spreading that he was being considered for a role in the latest young adult books-to-films hit franchise, The Hunger Games.

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MAY
23
3 YEARS

'Hunger Games' Announces DVD and Blu-Ray Release for August

'Hunger Games' Announces DVD and Blu-Ray Release for August

Lionsgate’s DVD and Blu-Ray release of The Hunger Games is coming August 18.

The studio’s biggest home entertainment launch to date will see a two-disc DVD, a two-disc Blu-ray, VOD and digital download of the first installment in The Hunger Games franchise hit the market at 12:01 A.M. on August 18.

PHOTOS: 11 Biggest Book-to-Big Screen Adaptations of the Last 25 Years

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MAY
6
3 YEARS

'Hunger Games' Star Liam Hemsworth Speaks Out on Director Gary Ross' Exit

'Hunger Games' Star Liam Hemsworth Speaks Out on Director Gary Ross' Exit

Liam Hemsworth has broken his silence on the director shakeup heard 'round the world.

The Hunger Games helmer Gary Ross shocked fans -- and his actors -- when he opted not to return for the franchise sequel, Catching Fire. The decision was said to be due to a rushed production schedule, the result of star Jennifer Lawrence's commitment to another high-profile sequel, Fox's X-Men: First Class.

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MAY
2
3 YEARS

'Hunger Games'' Gary Ross in Talks to Direct Summit's 'Houdini' (Exclusive)

'Hunger Games'' Gary Ross in Talks to Direct Summit's 'Houdini' (Exclusive)

Gary Ross, fresh off his wildly successful adaptation of The Hunger Games, is in negotiations to direct Houdini for Summit.

The project is an adaptation of The Secret Life of Houdini, The Making of America's First Superhero, a biography of Harry Houdini by William Kalush and Larry Sloman.

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APR
21
3 YEARS

'Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson on Sequel's New Director: 'It's Gonna Be a Fun Ride' (Video)

'Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson on Sequel's New Director: 'It's Gonna Be a Fun Ride' (Video)

Amid the high profile director shakeup for Lionsgate's sequel to The Hunger Games, the film's three stars -- Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth -- had remained mum on their new leader. Attending the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, Hutcherson broke his silence.

"I'm excited to meet him," Hutcherson said of newly named Catching Fire director, Francis Lawrence. "I've heard amazing things about him, so it's gonna be a fun ride."

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APR
19
3 YEARS

Francis Lawrence Is Lionsgate's Choice to Direct 'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire' (Exclusive)

Francis Lawrence Is Lionsgate's Choice to Direct 'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire' (Exclusive)

After a quick but fairly exhaustive search, Lionsgate has chosen Francis Lawrence to direct the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.

Sources say Lawrence will receive an official offer Thursday afternoon. If he accepts and a deal can be worked out, he will replace Gary Ross, who directed the hugely successful first installment of the franchise.

The hunt has been fast and furious, with the field narrowing down to Lawrence, director of I Am Legend and Water for Elephants, and Bennett Miller, who helmed the Oscar-nominated Brad Pitt baseball movie Moneyball. Both directors met with the studio Thursday, according to sources, and Lionsgate executives have made their pick.

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APR
10
3 YEARS

'Hunger Games': Gary Ross Will Not Direct Sequel 'Catching Fire'

'Hunger Games': Gary Ross Will Not Direct Sequel 'Catching Fire'

The search is on for a new director for The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.

Director Gary Ross addressed recent reports speculating about whether he would return at the helm for the second movie in the Hunger Games franchise. "Despite recent speculation in the media, and after difficult but sincere consideration, I have decided not to direct Catching Fire," Ross said in a statement.

He cited time as a major factor for why he pulled out of the project. "As a writer and a director, I simply don't have the time I need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted to make because of the fixed and tight production schedule," Ross said.

PHOTOS: 'The Hunger Games' Premiere: Red Carpet Arrivals

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APR
10
3 YEARS

'Hunger Games' Star Josh Hutcherson on Who Should Direct Sequel 'Catching Fire'

'Hunger Games' Star Josh Hutcherson on Who Should Direct Sequel 'Catching Fire'

Prior to the release of The Hunger Games, Josh Hutcherson’s future as Peeta Mellark was assured; he signed a contract to appear in all of the films. But director Gary Ross made no such commitment, and last week THR reported that contract negotiations have yet to be finalized before he can return to the franchise, leaving the director’s seat open for Catching Fire.

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APR
5
3 YEARS

'X-Men' Sequel to Shoot in January, Avoiding Conflict for 'Hunger Games' Star Jennifer Lawrence

'X-Men' Sequel to Shoot in January, Avoiding Conflict for 'Hunger Games' Star Jennifer Lawrence

There appears to be a resolution to the question of whether 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate will fight over the services of in-demand actress Jennifer Lawrence.

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