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VIDEO: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Panel at SDCC 2013

Not able to attend ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2013?

No worries, we have a video of it courtesy of YouTube user magicinthenumbers.

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ panel stars director Francis Lawrence, Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), Lenny Kravitz (Cinna), Jena Malone (Johanna Mason), Jeffrey Wright (Beetee), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) and Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen).

A brand new ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ trailer also made its debut there. If you haven’t seen it yet, visit here to watch it now! Trust us, you wouldn’t regret it!

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is tentatively scheduled for release on 21 November 2013 in Singapore.

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Via Hunger Games Fireside Chat.

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Your Chance For Your Catching Fire CH. 1 Artwork Featured On The Hunger Games Facebook Page!

Do you love creating fan arts? Do you love Catching Fire?

If you had answered “Yes!” to both questions, then here’s your opportunity to show off your Catching Fire artwork to the world and stand a chance to get your artwork to be featured on official The Hunger Games movie Facebook page!

You can incorporate photos, drawings, GIFs & video to create an eye-popping multimedia experience inspired by the words of the book in Chapter 1 of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins and submit it here.

Lionsgate has already done so on the brand new ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ poster which you can check out here.

It’s your turn now. What are you waiting for? Time to get your creativity juice flowing! Unfortunately, this contest is only open to U.S. residents who are 13 years and over.

Nonetheless, if you haven’t read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins yet, you can purchase it at any major bookstores in Singapore. Or if you are strapped for cash, feel free to visit any of the regional or public library branches in Singapore. It would be advisable to check the availability of the item first on NLB Catalogue to avoid disappointment.

We would advise you to read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins first before continuing on sequel Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins for better grasp on the story for there are additional characters and plots not introduced in The Hunger Games movie.

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

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@HungerGamesSG), Tumblremail as well as ‘Like’ us on Facebook for the latest updates!

PHOTO GALLERY: Capitol Portraits For ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Cast

Photo gallery of ‘The Hunger Games; Catching Fire’ Capitol Portraits featuring ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ cast.

First seen on Capitol Couture’s Instagram.

You can read more about the cast and the respective characters they are playing over at Hunger Games Singapore Facebook.

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

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OFFICIAL: Lionsgate Reveals Remaining “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Tributes

Lionsgate revealed the rest of remaining actors who will play 75th Hunger Games Tributes in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.

 

The remaining tributes are:

District 5 Tribute Boy – James Logan

District 5 Tribute Girl – Ivette Li-Sanchez

District 6 Tribute Boy – Justin Hix

District 6 Tribute Girl – Megan Hayes

District 7 Boy, Blight – Bobby Jordan

District 8 Boy, Woof – John Casino

District 8 Girl, Cecelia – Elena Sanchez

District 9 Tribute Boy – Daniel Bernhardt

District 9 Tribute Girl – Marian Green

District 10 Tribute Boy – Jackson Spidell

District 10 Tribute Girl – Tiffany Waxler

Visit http://www.catchingfirecasting.com/ to see the new additions as well as the previously announced actors in detail.

What do you think of the new additions?

The Hunger Games, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and 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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PHOTOS: Donald Sutherland As President Snow On “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Set

Following previous set of paparazzi photos showing cast of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on set, photos of Donald Sutherland as President Snow on set appeared online.

In the photos, Donald Sutherland was wearing a suit and a coat. In some photos, he was standing on a podium as well.

Many guessed *CATCHING FIRE MAJOR SPOILER ALERT* they might be filming the scene where President Snow announced Tributes for 75th Hunger Games, also known as Quarter Quell, will be reaped from Victors of previous Hunger Games.

Check out the photos below!

The Hunger Games, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and 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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PHOTOS: First Look Of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Cast On Set

Remember we posted that principal photography has started for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” a couple days ago?

While we usually don’t approve of posting paparazzi photos on Hunger Games Singapore, we are breaking the rule this time round for they will give us a glimpse of what “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” cast will look like in the movie.

It’s great to see Jennifer Lawrence in her Katniss Everdeen brunette hair and braid again.

In the picture below, Jennifer Lawrence is hurrying on set while The Hob‘s follower @Madinalala spotted “The Idiom” signboard placed in the car, confirming that the working title for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is indeed “The Idiom”. You might remember that the working title for “The Hunger Games” was “Artemis”.

In this photo below, sharp eyed @Madinalala has spotted the trailer door has “Katniss” and “Peeta” written on it.

For more photos of Jennifer Lawrence on set, visit CELEBUZZ.

Meanwhile, Josh Hutcherson who will reprise his role as Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is back to blonde.

Sam Claflin who will be playing the highly adored District 4 ‘s 65th Hunger Games victor Finnick Odair in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” get a spray tan and sporting bronze hair.

More photos of Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin on set can be seen at CELEBUZZ.

Alan Ritchson who will play District 1 previous Hunger Games victor, Gloss, has clearly been doing some seriously training to be the ex-Career Tribute Gloss is.

The photo below isn’t taken on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” set but since we are on the topic of cast transforming into the characters, we thought we might as well post this here.

You can view more photos of Alan Ritchson revealing his training results over at Perez Hilton via HG Girl on Fire.

Here’s a picture of Alan Ritchson with a huge umbrella on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” set.

Jena Malone as District 7 previous Hunger Games victor Johanna Mason clad in bathrobe while on “The Hunger Games Catching Fire” set.

A picture of Meta Golding as District 2’s 62nd Hunger Games victor Enobaria on “The Hunger Games Catching Fire” set.

Willow Shields who will reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen’s younger sister, Primrose Everdeen, was spotted on set too.

Lynn Cohen who will play Mags, a previous Hunger Games victor from District 4, was seen on set with long curly grey hair.

E. Roger Mitchell who will play Haymitch Abernathy’s good friend Chaff, 45th Hunger Games victor from District 11, was seen in bathrobe on set.

Amanda Plummer who will portray District 3’s previous Hunger Games victor “Nuts” Wiress being shielded from the sun on set.

Jeffrey Wright who will play District 3’s previous Hunger Games winner “Volts” Beetee doing his homework with a copy of “Mockingjay”, the last book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy, in his hands.

Stephanie Leigh Schlund as District 1’s previous Hunger Games victor Cashmere on set.

Last but not least, Bruno Gunn as District 2’s previous Hunger Games victor Brutus was  spotted on set too.

More photos of the cast on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” set can be seen at Just Jared via Hunger Games Fireside Chat.

What do you think of their looks so far? Please remember these are just photos of the cast on set. Final look will be different after makeup, costume, lighting etc.

The Hunger Games, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and 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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“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Begins Production And Stand A Chance To Win A Visit To Set!

With “The Hunger Games” grossing nearly US$700 million (around S$860,546,211) in box office worldwide, Lionsgate announced the highly anticipated sequel, titled “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” started the principal photography on September 10, 2012 (US time) in their press release.

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be shooting “primarily in existing locations in and near Atlanta, Georgia,” as well as “in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in late December, 2012.

According to the press release, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be released worldwide on 22 November 2013 with returning cast such as Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Lenny Kravitz (Cinna), Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman), Donald Sutherland (President Coriolanus Snow), as well as new additions which includes Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee) and Jeffrey Wright (Beetee).

Lionsgate has also expressed their excitement for the start of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”‘s principal photography:

Said Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig, who is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio, “We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel.  The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles.”

“Lionsgate has been a longtime partner of Georgia’s entertainment industry being the first production company to take advantage of our film tax incentives in 2005. The fact that they are continuing to bring productions including this high profile franchise to Georgia reaffirms their commitment to our talented crew, diverse locations and accessibility,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey.

That is not all. To celebrate this occasion, Lionsgate also launched a sweepstake in 10 different territories which entitles 12 lucky fans to not only be able to visit the set of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” but also to get a chance to interact with the film’s cast.

Sounds good to you?

Details on how to enter this contest is as below. Unfortunately, as far as we know, people from Singapore are not eligible for this contest. ・゚・(ノД`;)・゚・

Lionsgate also announces a global set visit sweepstakes.  “THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE- Win a Trip to Set” will run September 10th through October 12th 2012, offering twelve lucky fans a chance to visit the set of the film and interact the with cast and crew.  To enter, fans based in the participating territories (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Israel, and  Japan) will upload a :30 second video of  their top question for the film’s cast. Additionally, “virtual” citizens of Panem will be able to enter by playing The Hunger Games Adventures – one of the top adventure games on Facebook and coming soon to iPad.  Full rules and regulations are posted on the contest Facebook tab, and at www.catchingfiresweeps.com.

Full press release as below:

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE BEGINS PRODUCTION

Lionsgate Announces Start Of Principal Photography And Set Visit Sweepstakes For Fans

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 10, 2012)- LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced the start of principal photography on the highly anticipated sequel to the worldwide blockbuster film THE HUNGER GAMES.  Beginning today, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will shoot primarily in existing locations in and near Atlanta, Georgia.  The film will subsequently be shot on location in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in late December, 2012.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be released worldwide on November 22, 2013, and stars  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.

Said Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig, who is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio, “We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel.  The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles.”

“Lionsgate has been a longtime partner of Georgia’s entertainment industry being the first production company to take advantage of our film tax incentives in 2005. The fact that they are continuing to bring productions including this high profile franchise to Georgia reaffirms their commitment to our talented crew, diverse locations and accessibility,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey.

Lionsgate also announces a global set visit sweepstakes.  “THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE- Win a Trip to Set” will run September 10th through October 12th 2012, offering twelve lucky fans a chance to visit the set of the film and interact the with cast and crew.  To enter, fans based in the participating territories (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Israel, and  Japan) will upload a :30 second video of  their top question for the film’s cast. Additionally, “virtual” citizens of Panem will be able to enter by playing The Hunger Games Adventures – one of the top adventure games on Facebook and coming soon to iPad.  Full rules and regulations are posted on the contest Facebook tab, and at www.catchingfiresweeps.com.

ABOUT THE HUNGER GAMES FRANCHISE

The first installment of THE HUNGER GAMES franchise has already grossed more than $408 million at the North American box office and nearly $700 million at the box office worldwide. THE HUNGER GAMES recently passed HARRY POTTER as the top-selling book series of all time on Amazon, taking into account print and Kindle sales combined.  There are more than 50 million copies of THE HUNGER GAMES in print in the U.S. alone.

THE HUNGER GAMES sold an estimated 3.8 million DVD and Blu-ray units in its first weekend of release, continuing the momentum it demonstrated in generating more than $408 million at the North American box office, the 13th highest grossing North American release of all time.

Following the release of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013, the final installments, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART I, and THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART II are scheduled for respective November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015 releases.

ABOUT THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.   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 will be 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 that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

Full information about the film’s cast is available at www.catchingfirecasting.com

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. The Company has built a significant television presence in production of primetime cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 23 shows on 16 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including the multiple Emmy Award-winning “Mad Men” and the critically-acclaimed series “Weeds,” “Nurse Jackie” and “Boss,” the new network series “Nashville” and “Next Caller,” the Charlie Sheen sitcom “Anger Management,” the syndication successes “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” its spinoff “Meet the Browns,” “The Wendy Williams Show” and “Are We There Yet?” and the upcoming “Orange Is The New Black,” an original series for Netflix.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of “The Hunger Games” franchise, which has grossed nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office, “Cabin In The Woods,” “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection” and “Margin Call.” With the January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the Company added the blockbuster “The Twilight Saga,” which has grossed more than $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office, to a slate that already included its “The Hunger Games” franchise and now has the two premier young adult franchises in the world.  Recent Summit hits include “Red,” “Letters to Juliet,” “Knowing,” and the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, “The Hurt Locker.”

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available.

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OFFICIAL: Jeffrey Wright Is District 3’s Beetee In “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

After Sam Claflin was announced as Finnick Odair In “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, fans were left with a long drought with no news.

Thankfully, today proved to be the end for Jeffrey Wright was just announced by Lionsgate that he is cast as District 3 and previous Hunger Games Victor named Beetee (also known as “Volts”). Beetee “Volts” is good friends with Wiress “Nuts” (Amanda Plummer) who is also from District 3 and a previous Hunger Games victor.

Press release from Lionsgate as below:

JEFFREY WRIGHT CAST AS BEETEE IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Santa Monica, CA, September 7, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Wright has been cast in the role of Beetee in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Hailing from District 3, Beetee earns the nickname “Volts” because of his electronics expertise.

Critically acclaimed and celebrated by audiences for his performances in theater and on film and television, Wright garnered a Tony® Award in 1994 for his work in Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic “Angels in America” which he reprised in HBO’s 2003 mini-series adaptation, earning both a Golden Globe® and an Emmy®.  He has played memorable roles in films as diverse as BASQUIAT, SOURCE CODE, CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE, W, SYRIANA, and CADILLAC RECORDS.  Wright can next be seen with Mark Walhberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Allen Hughes’ political thriller BROKEN CITY.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.   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 will be 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 that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

Ongoing casting news and information for the film can be found at: www.CatchingFireCasting.com

What do you think of Jeffrey Wright as Beetee?

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

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