Believe it or not, we are now in the 100-day stretch before the next “Hunger Games” film, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”! Since we’re surprisingly close to the release date, Lionsgate has announced that it will host the “Catching Fire” world premiere in London Nov. 11. Also, film will open day-and-date with its domestic release in nearly every major international territory.
“Catching Fire” is hoping to follow in the first film’s footsteps; the first “Hunger Games” was the 13th highest-grossing North American release of all time and grossed nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” stars Jennifer Lawrence along with Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence. The script, based on the novel “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins, was written by Simon Beaufoy and Michael DeBruyn.
The film finds Katniss and Peeta back in the thick of the Hunger Games. This time, though, the Games are even more dangerous than ever–its the special Quarter Quell Hunger Games.
“The film begins as Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (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 (Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games, The Quarter Quell – a competition that could change Panem forever.”
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be in theaters Nov. 22.