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NEW PHOTO: Director Francis Lawrence On Catching Fire Set With Jennifer Lawrence And Liam Hemsworth

After several months of drought, we are finally seeing lots of new “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” photos today.

If you have missed it, take a look at Katniss and Finnick on latest issue of Entertainment Weekly’s cover as well as lots of new official “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie stills!

The latest photo to surface is a behind the scene photo where “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” director Francis Lawrence is seen mingling with Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne) and Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen). Judging by their attire and the setting, it should be a scene from District 12. Francis Lawrence will also direct “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2″.

Francis Lawrence Jennifer Lawrence Liam Hemsworth District 12 Catching Fire Set

This issue of EW will hit newsstands in US on January 11, 2013 and is expected to be available in major newsstands and bookstores such as Kinokuniya by this weekend.

The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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EW Reveals Five New Stills: Mrs Everdeen and Prim, Plutarch and Haymitch, President Snow, Katniss and Peeta, Gale

It has been a busy day for The Hunger Games fans and media alike. Following the reveal of the latest Entertainment Weekly issue with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) on the cover and a “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie still where Finnick gets uncomfortably close to Katniss, we have not one, not two, but FIVE new stills for you to stare look at.

Below: Mrs. Everdeen (Paula Malcomson) and Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields) in finer clothes compared to prior 74th Hunger Games

Entertainment Weekly Mrs Everdeen Paula Malcomson Primrose Everdeen Willow Shields

Below: Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) in presumably a Capitol Feast

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Below: President Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland) all dressed up presumably Capitol Feast in his mansion

Entertainment Weekly President Coriolanus Snow Donald Sutherland Mansion Capitol Party

Below: Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) on stage presumably for one of the 74th Hunger Games Victory Tour speeches

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”These are kids growing up in war who physically, emotionally can’t love somebody,” says Jennifer Lawrence about the uncomfortable triangle between District 12′s battle-weary Katniss, Peeta, and her childhood friend Gale that began in The Hunger Games. ”Katniss thinks she can’t have a crush on a boy because she’s worried about survival every single day. And she can’t be a normal 16-year-old meeting her friend out in the woods and practicing kissing because that’s not the world that they live in.”

Below: Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) manhandled by Peacekeepers

Entertaintment Weekly Gale Hawthorne Liam Hemsworth Peacekeepers

”Jen and Liam have amazing chemistry,” says director Francis Lawrence of his young stars. ”They have a nice moment right before Katniss is reaped that is the very first thing we shot. And then when Gale has been brought in from the whipping, that’s another really nice moment they have alone.” ”This is the book where you have to understand the pull Katniss feels to both Peeta and Gale,” say producer Nina Jacobson.

What do you think of the five new stills?

This issue of EW will hit newsstands in US on January 11, 2013 and is expected to be available in major newsstands and bookstores such as Kinokuniya by this weekend.

The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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NEW PHOTO: Finnick Odair Gets Up Close With Katniss Everdeen Revealed By EW

Following our first look at Entertainment Weekly’s, also known as EW, latest cover featuring Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin), EW has revealed yet another exclusive photo on their Facebook.

Check out the photo of Finnick Odair getting extremely close to Katniss Everdeen after the jump!

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“Finnick (Sam Claflin) tries to break Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) concentration during training in this exclusive photo from the highly anticipated film.”

What do you think of this photo?

This issue of EW will hit newsstands in US on January 11, 2013 and is expected to be available in major newsstands and bookstores such as Kinokuniya by this weekend.

The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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EW Reveals 1st “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Cover Featuring Katniss and Finnick

As previously reported, EW announced they will be revealing their first “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” cover at 10am PST.

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly (EW) cover features a first look at Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) in *SPOILER ALERT* 75th Hunger Games arena outfit as shown below.

Entertainment Weekly The Hunger Games Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence Katniss Everdeen Sam Claflin Finnick Odair

This EW cover was also accompanied by following article:

The revolution has been sparked. In this week’s cover story, EW traveled to Waikiki, Hawaii where cast and crew were in the final days of production on the eagerly anticipated Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire (in theaters Nov. 21). Just as the revolution that could embolden the people of Panem rests on young Katniss Everdeen’s shoulders, the success of the franchise depends largely upon Jennifer Lawrence. After spending the day outrunning death in a nearby jungle, the 22-year-old actress ordered herself a Budweiser and kicked back in the Trump balcony lounge to discuss the sequel, her life now as a blockbuster star, and her willful inability to behave like the nice sound-bite machine Hollywood might expect her to be. “It’s almost like I subconsciously don’t want to work anymore so I’m trying to ruin my career,” she says with a laugh at one point, before leaning in close to the reporter’s tape recorder. “I’m pregnant!” she joked.

From her first meeting with new director Francis Lawrence (“I spit egg inside his mouth when I was talking. Into his mouth”) to the raucous party she hosted for the Catching Fire cast and crew (“When Sam walked in I was chasing Woody and we’d flipped over my couch and Woody had a sock all the way down my throat…”), Lawrence was frank and funny and self-aware. “I’m so aware of all the b.s. that surrounds Hollywood,” she says, “and how everyone gets on this high horse and thinks that they’re curing cancer and it makes me so uncomfortable every time I see it. So I go in the exact opposite direction and end up saying something like ‘I’m pregnant!’ when I’m in two franchises.”

Then in an exclusive conversation, director Francis Lawrence described his vision for the sequel, his immediate three-day pow-wow with series writer Suzanne Collins to ready a script, and how one of his inherited cast members had a particularly hard time adjusting to the loss of Hunger Games director Gary Ross. (Woody Harrelson, who plays Katniss and Peeta’s wry and PTSD-ruined wreck of a mentor Haymitch.)

EW also sat down with Sam Claflin, the green-eyed, dimpled Brit who won the role of District 4′s charming and enigmatic golden boy Finnick Odair, for his first Hunger Games interview. He described filming the infamous sugar cube scene, in which Finnick teases Katniss while wearing nothing beyond some strategically placed netting, as “the scariest moment of my life. I’m on Twitter and so many people have been like ‘Don’t mess this up, or we will kill you.’”

This issue of EW will hit newsstands in US on January 11, 2013 and is expected to be available in major newsstands and bookstores such as Kinokuniya by this weekend.

What do you think of our first look at Katniss and Finnick? Tell us by leaving a comment below!

The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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Entertainment Weekly To Reveal First “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Cover This Week

Entertainment Weekly announced this morning (Singapore time) they will be revealing their first cover for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” “tomorrow”.

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It appears Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) will be featured on the first “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.

Entertainment Weekly (EW) posted “Get ready to catch fire with Katniss and EW’s The Hunger Games: ‘Catching Fire’ cover tomorrow!” on their official Facebook page this morning (Singapore time).

Lionsgate also revealed EW will release the cover on EW.com at 10am PST.

Based on our calculations, which might be wrong, the cover will be released on Thursday, 10 January 2013, at 2am.

We will try to update Hunger Games Singapore as soon as possible when the cover goes live.

It’s been a while since we had seen official promos from Lionsgate. Who do you think, besides Katniss, will we see in this week’s issue of EW?

Sound off in the comments below!

The Hunger Games, rated PG13 DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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Gary Ross Didn’t Regret His Decision On Walking Away From The Hunger Games Franchise

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Hunger Games movie director, Gary Ross discussed why he didn’t regret his decision on walking away from The Hunger Games franchise, his first book for children and more.

As for The Hunger Games, Ross insists he’s never second-guessed his ultimate decision to walk away from the franchise after co-writing and helming the phenomenally well-received first installment. ”I didn’t feel that I would have the time for the way that I work to do the movie justice,” he says. “I wear two hats. I don’t wear one hat. When you write and you direct that’s a linear process, it’s not a simultaneous process. I would’ve had to have written a script and prepped the whole movie in four months and on the first movie that’s a process that took me eight months. And I thought [Catching Fire] was a more difficult adaptation, not an easier one. I didn’t really feel I had the time I needed to live up to my own standards. And I haven’t had a moment’s regret. It was absolutely the right decision and I’m thrilled about new challenges.”

Visit Entertainment Weekly for the full interview.

The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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EW: Who Should Play Finnick, Johanna, Plutarch And Everyone Else?

Last we heard Lionsgate was going offer Francis Lawrence to direct ‘Catching Fire’ which is currently scheduled for a 22 November 2013 release date in United States of America.

*WARNING: Potential ‘Catching Fire’ spoilers in this post.*

With the role of who shall be the director for ‘Catching Fire’ off our mind when Gary Ross left, we noticed Entertainment Weekly has started exploring potential candidates to play the many new characters who will make their debut in ‘Catching Fire’ such as Finnick Odair, Johanna Mason, Plutarch Heavensbee, Beetee, Wiress and Mags just to name a few.

Let’s start with Finnick Odair shall we? Here’s what Entertainment Weekly has to say:

Finnick is incredibly handsome. Really, he’s practically a joke of physical perfection — inCatching Fire, Collins describes him as a muscular, tan, bronze-haired dude with sea green eyes. So he’s either a merman or an Australian. But unlike Australians, Finnick’s beauty masks a bleak inner life: After winning his Hunger Games, he makes a life for himself as a high-class prostitute in the Capitol. It’s a tricky doucheboat-with-a-heart-of-gold role, requiring an actor who can be threatening, but also melancholy, but who can also pull off Finnick’s Caligula-worthy “Golden Net” outfit, which seems destined to test Catching Fire‘s PG-13 rating more than any kid-killing montage.

In Catching Fire, Finnick is about 24. But since the teenage Katniss and Peeta are played by Jennifer Lawrence (21) and Josh Hutcherson (19), it seems likely that Lionsgate would be willing to stretch the age range into the late ’20s or early ’30s. It seems to me that there’s one actor in Hollywood that’d be perfect for the role…but unfortunately, Chris Hemsworth happens to be the older brother of Liam, and it’s a well-known fact that the space-time continuum will implode if two Hemsworths appear in the same movie together. Ryan Gosling would be good, but it’s hard to see him taking a supporting role in a franchise picture. That’s also true ofChanning Tatum — unfortunate, since Tatum has lately been refining a Finnick-esque mixture of handsome-man bravado and sly humor.

More likely, the makers of Catching Fire will go for lesser-known (and cheaper) potential Finnicks. Twilight costar Kellan Lutz and I Am Number Four escapee Alex Pettyfer both have the ripped underwear-model look down, although its unclear if either actor has the gravitas to pull off Finnick’s darker edges. If they wanted to play Finnick as a slightly older character,Luke Evans seems like he could play both Finnick’s caddish and sensitive sides. With a featured role in the upcoming Hobbit duology, a big role in the Hunger Games sequels could turn Evans into a megastar. EW’s Tanner Stransky suggested throwing Grant Gustin fromGlee into the mix.

All good choices, but if you ask me, the best pick for Finnick is another TV actor — Ryan Kwanten, Jason Stackhouse on True Blood. He’s a bit older than book-Finnick, but he can do the rakish-soulful thing pretty well. Anyhow, everyone in Hollywood is older than we think, so don’t hold that against him. Stop being so ageist towards old people, weirdo!

After Finnick Odair, no doubt, the next highly anticipated casting got to be Johanna Mason. Let’s look at Entertainment Weekly‘s choices:

Johanna is a tricky character to pin down. She won her own Hunger Games using a bit of guile — “by very convincingly portraying herself as weak and helpless so that she would be ignored.” But Johanna isn’t just a stealth assassin. She’s also an axe-murdering warrior from Lumberjackland, possessed of what Suzanne Collins describes as “a wicked ability to murder.” Subterfuge or not, there are elements of free-spiritedness to Johanna: The first time Katniss and Peeta meet her, Johanna strips down to nothing but her green slippers. (That might just be how you say hello in District 7. District 7 is so weird, you guys.) Collins doesn’t offer much in the way of physical description of Johanna. She’s got spiky hair and wide-set brown eyes. She’s roughly in her early 20s, and since she’s supposed to be a bit older than Katniss, let’s say that the actress playing Johanna can be anywhere from 1 to 10 years older than Jennifer Lawrence, giving us a rough age range of 22 to 32.

When I read the books, I was visualizing a Michelle Rodriguez-ish character — think Rodriguez circa S.W.A.T. – which unfortunately describes absolutely no other actress, since the finest engineers in Hollywood have struggled for over a decade to invent anyone else who can play the Michelle Rodriguez character. (Rodriguez is probably a bit old for the part. Additionally, if she’s cast, she may accidentally tear off Josh Hutcherson’s head.) Kristen Bellhas reportedly campaigned for the role, an idea which would have seemed much cooler before her curve-ball career turn into rom-coms. Still, Bell’s not a bad choice — there’s something of Johanna Mason in Uda Bengt, the half-fascist captain of the Valhalla Catering team that Bell played on Party Down. Likewise, Naya Rivera has been playing a very Johanna-like character on Glee. (It’s not hard to imagine Santana wielding an axe.)

While we’re talking cheap up-and-coming TV actresses who wouldn’t mind taking a showy supporting role in a big franchise, Emilia Clarke‘s dragon queen on Game of Thrones has the wide-set eyes, the ability to balance internal struggle with external badassery, and a pro-nudity policy. Margarita Levieva had a recurring role on Revenge as a bananagrams-crazy homicidal maniac. Nikita star Lyndsy Fonseca came up frequently in initial conversations about casting Katniss, but Fonseca was always a little too old (and maybe too glam) to play the girl from District 12 — it’s worth throwing her into the mix, if only because mentioning Lyndsy Fonseca in a post about The Hunger Games makes me feel like it’s 2010 all over again. And speaking of 2010, that’s the year that Friday Night Lights star Jurnee Smollett became Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and besides a supporting role in the gone and forgotten The Defenders, she’s been mostly absent from the screen. Maybe that should change.

Then again, maybe focusing on TV actresses is too limiting. After all, Johanna is one of the showiest roles, and she’s a presence in both Catching Fire and Mockingjay — which means the actress playing Johanna will be in two or three or four or even five of the biggest movies of the next few years. (No doubt in 2016, we’ll all be saying, “Man, Mockingjay Part 3 is so depressing, it makes Mockingjay Part 2 look like Mockingjay Part 1!”) So maybe the better comparison here is to a role like Black Widow in Iron Man 2 — so we should be looking at an established movie actress who could use some franchise credentials. Mary Elizabeth Winstead has done a few action movies, although she doesn’t quite have the Johanna thousand-yard stare. That’s not a problem for Rooney Mara, whose Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo would fit right into the post-apocalypse of The Hunger Games. As a left-field choice, I’d like to throw in Gemma Arterton, who managed to seem evil in two movies where she was nominally playing the heroine love interest (Clash of the Titans andPrince of Persia. Wow, 2010 again!)

Still, my personal choice might seem even a bit more left field, at least in the sense that it’s as far away from Michelle Rodriguez as humanly possible. What about Mia Wasikowska? The young Australian actress has mostly avoided big Hollywood productions ever since Tim Burton forced her to make faces at green screens in the absurdly popular Alice in Wonderland, and she’s never once done a movie that seems to indicate she could handle carrying an axe. But Wasikowska has a peculiar quality that strikes me as perfect for Johanna — she can seem simultaneously tortured, headstrong, and self-loathing. (Just go back and watch her incredible performance in season 1 of In Treatment.) True, Wasikowska also has a slightly demure Paltrowvian quality, but that could just play into the double nature of Johanna: She looks unthreatening right up until she buries an axe in your stomach.

You can visit Entertainment Weekly to read about their picks for Plutarch Heavensbee and other characters.

Who do you think should play Finnick Odair, Johanna Mason, Plutarch Heavensbee, Beetee, Wiress, Mags others?

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Entertainment Weekly Revealed 90 Second Preview Of “Kingdom Come” By The Civil Wars

Entertainment Weekly has just revealed a 90 second preview of “Kingdom Come” By The Civil Wars which will be included in “The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond” soundtrack. Previews for other songs in “The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond” soundtrack can also be found on Amazon Germany as we had previously reported.

Here’s what The Civil Wars are saying about “Kingdom Come” to Entertainment Weekly:

“It’s our homage to a survival song,” Williams told EW. “And also to trying to keep your cool and stay rational in a ridiculous situation,” White added. “It’s a little bit of ‘It’s going to be OK, it’s going to be all right, we’re going to make it through this,’ even when the situation around you is more dire than you’d care to admit. I think it’s how we all cope.”

“We wrote ‘Kingdom Come’ on the road in Jackson Hole, Wyoming,” he continues. “We were out there for a show, in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I think the landscape helped us capture the mood. We were unfettered, out in the middle of God’s country.”

As for the other songs on the soundtrack (out March 20)? They’ve heard most of them, but…”I think ours are better,” White joked. “Let the headline be: The Civil Wars Are Carrying the Rest of the Artists on the Soundtrack on Their Backs.”

Head over to Entertainment Weekly to listen to the fabulous preview of “Kingdom Come” By The Civil Wars now!

Many thanks to ‏@Zaren89 for the tip!

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39 Seconds Of “The Hunger Games” Clip Where Katniss Shoots At Apple!

We have been waiting to see a clip from “The Hunger Games” movie and now it’s worth the wait! Capitol TV on YouTube has revealed an exclusive clip of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) during the private session with Gamemakers in Training Centre.

Check out the clip after the jump!

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New Hunger Games feature on Entertainment Weekly

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