The dress code in The Hunger Games was casual, although comfortable clothing was recommended. New images have surfaced from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and now the tributes have some skin-tight swimwear. The suits probably serve the dual purpose of not only being costumes, but also to prevent the actors from getting hypothermia. The new images not only show off Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), but new tributes Mags (Lynn Cohen) and Finnick (Sam Claflin).
Hit the jump to check out the images, and click here for a recent interview with Hutcherson. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22, 2013. [Update: We've removed the unofficial images.]
Rejoice, The Hunger Games fans! Production has officially started on the Francis Lawrence-directed follow-up, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. According to their press release, the film “will shoot primarily in existing locations in and near Atlanta, Georgia. The film will subsequently be shot on location in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in late December, 2012.” Perhaps more importantly, the director has recorded a video message for fans, announcing a worldwide sweepstakes that will win some lucky fans a chance to visit the set and participate in a cast and crew Q&A!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, in addition to Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Wright, Tony Shalhoub, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Meta Golding, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland and Woody Harrelson. Hit the jump for the video from Francis Lawrence and details on the fan set visit contest. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22, 2013.
Director Francis Lawrence has found his Mags for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Lionsgate announced today that actress Lynn Cohen (Munich, Sex and the City) has been tapped to play the character of Mags. She’s an 80-year-old woman who was a victor in The Hunger Games from District 4. I’m not sure how much of the plot will be revealed in trailers and such, so for fear of spoilers I’ll leave the character description at that. Mags isn’t exactly a lead character, but she’s not necessarily insignificant either. Hit the jump for more, including a rundown of what actors will be playing the new characters found in Catching Fire.