June 3, 2012
Written by Simon Bea and Michael Arndt and adapted from Suzanne Collins’ bestseller, the Francis Lawrence film will feature the return of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson with quite a few new additions that are expected to be announced soon.
The original film, The Hunger Games, was filmed in North Carolina. A new shooting location is a logical move, however, as part of the sequel’s storyline involves a gaming arena with a wholly different theme.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is planned for a November 22, 2013 release