The biggest piece of casting in the sequel to The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, has finally been officially confirmed. Sam Claflin, recently seen in Snow White and the Huntsman, will play Finnick Odair, the cocky, famous, good-looking former winner of the Games who not only forms a rocky alliance with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), but quickly grows into a much more important role.
The film, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, will be directed by Francis Lawrence. Shooting starts soon aimed at a November 22, 2013 release. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 by Angie Han
Although The Hunger Games movie franchise is based on a young adult series and features a teenage lead, there’s no shortage of juicy roles for more mature stars as well. Grown-ups Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Melissa Leo, and Tony Shaloub have all signed on for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in recent weeks, and now helping to round out the older half of the cast is Lynn Cohen. The stage and movie actress will play Mags, a former Hunger Games victor from District 4 and the mentor of Finnick (Sam Claflin). Read more after the jump.
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Things are super busy in Panem this week. Earlier today, Amanda Plummer was officially cast in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Lionsgate let it slip that both halves of the third film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, are moving so fast, they’re already looking for new directors as Francis Lawrence won’t have time to do it.
Now Variety says the first sequel has three major actors close to filling three major roles with filming scheduled to begin in a few months. Sam Claflin, last seen in Snow White and the Huntsman, is up for the highly coveted role of Finnick Odair, Oscar winner Melissa Leo is up for the role of Mags and Tony Shalhoub is on the list for Beetee. Read about each of the roles and more after the jump. Read More »
Here’s the latest trailer for Universal’s version of the Snow White story: Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the evil queen, and Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman who rebels against the queen’s wishes, and spares Snow’s life. We also finally get to see a lot more of the Dwarfs, played by actors such as Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Ray Winstone, and Nick Frost.
But the new trailer isn’t alone. There is also a five-minute extended story reel that shows a lot more than we’ve seen before, presented in a quick-cut montage. Now the film’s LotR-like ambitions are even more clear, and the suggestion that this might be an entertaining and creature-filled adventure comes through loud and clear.
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Here’s the teaser trailer for Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, the entry in the Great Snow White Race of 2011 that appears to be focused more on action and dark fantasy than anything else. Evan Daugherty wrote the script, and studio interest in his take helped kick off the Snow White fever that we’re seeing culminate with this film and Tarsem’s Mirror, Mirror.
Snow White and the Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the evil queen who wants Snow White dead, Sam Claflin as the Prince, and Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman who is tasked with killing Snow White, but preserves her life and trains her in survival and combat instead. Check it out below. Read More »
We don’t usually highlight the release of a new advertising banner for any given film, as those banners are typically just a way to present existing art assets in a slightly new form.
But the last time we saw any imagery from Rupert Sanders‘ Snow White and the Huntsman was at Comic Con, when Universal released a quartet of character images. Now a new banner for the film highlights three of those characters, Snow White (Kristen Stewart), the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron) and the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth).
More interesting is the fact that the background of the image suggests what the movie around the actors is going to look like. We’ll see a full trailer for the film on Thursday, but for now check out the art in full below. Read More »
Even though the film has yet to go into production, Universal decided it would be vital to present Snow White and the Huntsman, their movie competing with Tarsem’s The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, to the fans at San Diego Comic-Con. They flew in the four main stars (Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Sam Claflin), had director Rupert Sanders shoot a concept reel to give everyone an idea of the scope and look of the film and even made the actors poses for press shots as their characters. After the jump, check out those images and read our impressions of what’s in store for the Snow White film that’s described as being “on the scale of Lord of the Rings.” Read More »
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Briefly: The casting shuffle for Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman continues, and while the studio still doesn’t have an actor locked to play the Huntsman in the Rupert Sanders-directed film (an offer is out to Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth) the project does now at least have a prince. Sam Claflin, who has a sizable role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, got the nod to be the love interest for Kristen Stewart‘s Snow White. Read More »