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‘The Hunger Games’ Might Be Getting a Prequel: It Will ‘Live on and on’

Mia Lardiere | December 8, 2015 - 3:48 pm

May the odds be ever in our favor.

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You Can Hear Jennifer Lawrence Sing in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′

Jess Cohen | November 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Ready to hear Jennifer Lawrence sing?

It was just announced that Jennifer will show off her vocal skills in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The film’s director, Francis Lawrence, just confirmed the news. Jennifer will sing “The Hanging Tree” song from the Mockingjay book. But, it turns out that Jennifer wasn’t… More »

Jennifer Lawrence Covers ‘Empire’ Magazine as Katniss Everdeen

Jess Cohen | October 28, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Jennifer Lawrence is back as Katniss Everdeen!

The next movie in the Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, opens next month and now Lawrence is dressed in character on the cover of Empire magazine. Inside the magazine, Mockingjay director, Francis Lawrence, talks about the possibility of making more films. More »

Sam Claflin Thanks His ‘Hunger Games’ Family for Trusting Him Following the Wrap of Filming

Jason Marshall | June 21, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Sam Claflin has gone and made it apparent that, in addition to being one of the most adorably hunky actors in Hollywood, he’s a very sweet guy who really appreciates the people who’ve helped make his career happen.

Oh, and filming on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has officially wrapped.
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‘Catching Fire’: Jennifer Lawrence’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Robert Kessler | November 21, 2013 - 3:00 pm

While a good film overall, there was a whitewashing that occurred while making the first Hunger Games movie. Gone was the sense of brutality in the books and, with it, the book’s entire purpose of questioning our voyeuristic fascination with youth and violence in pop culture. (Author Suzanne Collins has said she was inspired to… More »

‘Catching Fire’ First Look: Katniss Keeps Her Promise

Cory Lopez | April 11, 2013 - 10:00 am

Katniss Everdeen is a woman of her word.

In the newest first-look still from the hotly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Jennifer Lawrence’s heroine returns home to embrace her younger sister, Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields), after making good on her promise to survive ever-deadly gladiatorial Hunger Games.

The forthcoming Francis Lawrence-helmed… More »

Choose Your Favorite ‘Catching Fire’ Character Portrait

Laura Franco | March 6, 2013 - 12:28 pm

The cast of Catching Fire is looking picture perfect.

With the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire just months away, the games have begun (again) as fans were treated to a number of promo stills this week — featuring the YA franchise’s beloved characters posing for the Capitol Couture portrait series.
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‘Catching Fire’ Showcases Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson on Set (PHOTOS)

Todd Gilchrist | January 14, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Fresh off her Golden Globes victory, actress Jennifer Lawrence is generating some real heat — or, if you’re a fan of terrible puns, catching fire. So it’s hardly a coincidence that today we’ve been given a select few images from the hotly anticipated Hunger Games follow-up.
Here we can see Katniss Everdeen and her… More »

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Starts Production, Offers Fans a Chance to Visit the Set

Todd Gilchrist | September 10, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Now that virtually every actor in Hollywood has joined the cast, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has finally started production.

Lionsgate announced Monday that Francis Lawrence’s adaptation of the second novel in Suzanne Collins’ blockbuster young adult series started shooting at locations around Atlanta, Georgia — locations some lucky fans may get to… More »

Francis Lawrence Confirmed to Direct ‘Catching Fire’: Movie Will Be For the Fans

Amanda Hasaka | May 3, 2012 - 1:30 pm

It’s official!

Though it’s been speculated for the last few weeks, Lionsgate has officially announced that Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) will indeed direct The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire.

In a statement released by the director and studio that was posted on The Hunger Games’ official Facebook, he said:
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Francis Lawrence to Direct ‘Catching Fire’? From Britney to J.Lo, See His Best Music Videos

Amanda Hasaka | April 20, 2012 - 1:35 pm

It looks like Gary Ross’ replacement has (possibly) been found.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, music video director turned big screen helmer Francis Lawrence will be the one to direct The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. Though nothing is official, their sources say an offer was extended some time on Thursday, April 19. A… More »