Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is still a couple of months away from theaters, but with a back-to-back-to-back shooting schedule planned, director Francis Lawrence doesn’t really have the luxury of taking his time. So casting is already barreling forward on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2, which open in 2014 and 2015.
The newest addition to the cast is Lily Rabe, star of FX’s American Horror Story. She joins a fast-growing roster that includes Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Evan Ross, and Stef Dawson in addition to the usual returning stars. Hit the jump to find out whom she’s playing.
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Among the new actors Francis Lawrence has recruited for his two-part adaptation of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, the most interesting might be Julianne Moore. The actress has been rumored to play Alma Coin, the character who first appears in Mockingjay, the third installment of Suzanne Collins‘ dystopian YA trilogy.
Now Moore has been confirmed for the role. She’ll join the returning cast from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which hits theaters this November, and other new recruits Natalie Dormer, Evan Ross, and Stef Dawson. Read More »
NOTE: THIS CONTEST AND NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED.
While there’s been much debate recently of what the biggest awards movie of the Fall will be, there’s little debate what the biggest financial success will be. That title will almost certainly go to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Francis Lawrence‘s sequel to the 2012 hit starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. The film opens everywhere November 22.
/Film is happy to be one of 75 sites (that number chosen to coordinate with the 75th Annual Hunger Games) giving away two tickets to attend the premiere of the film, November 18 in Los Angeles. Read More »
The writer of Adaptation and director of Back to the Future might soon be working together on a potential franchise. Robert Zemeckis is in talks to direct Chaos Walking, based on Patrick Ness’ series of popular young adult novels. Charlie Kaufman adapted the screenplay. Chaos Walking, which is comprised of three books, tells the story of futuristic human males on a recolonized planet where a new disease suddenly makes all thoughts audible. There a young boy and his dog happen upon a lone, mysterious girl who is eerily silent. Lionsgate owns the rights and will distribute. Read More »
Lionsgate has been very careful in marketing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Seemingly every piece of video or image that’s been released has hid a simple fact. A simple fact a new banner finally confirms without a shadow of a doubt.
You see (spoiler for the first film), Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) won the 74th annual Hunger Games at the end of the last movie. And it’s established in that film that winners are free to enjoy life’s wonderful spoils for the rest of their days, right? But in this new banner, as well as several posters that have been released, you see a lot of older characters referred to as “Victors.” And they’re all holding weapons. I won’t come out and say it above the jump but, the second half of Francis Lawrence‘s film should be pretty clear from that info. Check out an epic banner featuring all the victors below. Read More »
One of the summer’s biggest surprises, both critically and financially, was Louis Leterrier‘s magic-based heist film Now You See Me. Sporting a solid cast, an original story and good word of mouth, the underdog film made over $115 million domestic and almost $300 million worldwide.
So what happens when a small film has some big success? You guessed it. A sequel. Turns out, Leterrier will once again be at the helm. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 by Angie Han
Although The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is still three months away from theaters, casting on the next two installments is already heating up. Hot on the heels of last week’s news that Natalie Dormer would play Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 comes the announcement that director Francis Lawrence has also added Evan Ross and Stef Dawson.
Ross will play Cressida’s cameraman Messalla, while Dawson will portray Annie Cresta, love interest of Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin). Learn more about the actors and their characters after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Natalie Dormer is jumping from the Game of Thrones to The Hunger Games. The British actress has been cast in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Parts 1 & 2, as announced by Lionsgate today. Francis Lawrence is directing the two-part finale, which will open over the next two years. Hit the jump to find out whom she’s playing; vague series spoilers ahead for those who haven’t read the novels.
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