“Catching Fire” will shoot primarily in existing locations in and near Atlanta, the studio said. The film will subsequently be shot on location in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in late December.
The first installment of The Hunger Games franchise has already grossed more than $408 million at the North American box office and nearly $700 million at the box office worldwide.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released worldwide on November 22, 2013, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.
Said Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig, who is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio, “We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel. The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations…
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