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Movie News Hunger Games MockingJay President Snow 02
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay has been doing a neat little promo campaign featuring President Snow’s (Donald Sutherland) addresses to Panem in the form of propaganda, following the events of Catching Fire. The first video can be viewed here, and then come back and check out the newest one, with a fun cameo from a beloved character from the last movie. Yes, that was Beetee (Jeffrey Wright)…

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We’re about six months from the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the first half of the saga’s final chapter, and Lionsgate has given us our first look at the next installment via thehungergamesexclusive.com, which features a poster, a handful of images, an excerpt from the film’s screenplay, and plenty more that should keep fans salivating. We’ve collected a…

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The guys review Homefront, Delivery Man and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as well as discussing the proposed titles for the Man of Steel sequel, pondering the upcoming pilot for The Flash, and comparing the PS4 and Xbox One console launches. Follow us on Twitter: @drinksdiscourse – Drinks and Discourse official feed @mistermainevent – Brent @SpoonAZ – Kyle @foxholenorman -…

Movie News julianne moore mockingjay
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With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire set to make a huge impact at San Diego Comic Con, director Francis Lawrence is looking ahead to the future of the franchise, and apparently has at least one major star in mind for Mockingjay, the two-part series finale based on the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy. According to Deadline, Lawrence and…

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The centerpiece of Comic Con is always the Hall H presentations, where studios make exciting announcements and unveil exclusive footage for the 6000 audience members. While Warner Bros, Marvel, Sony, and plenty of others are expected to have a presence, the first official announcement of a Hall H panel comes courtesy of Lionsgate, who’ll be showing up with The Hunger…

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It’s been just over a year since The Hunger Games exploded at the box office and turned star Jennifer Lawrence into one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood. We’ve seen a handful of photos from the production of the sequel, Catching Fire, but not a single frame of footage has been glimpsed until tonight, when the first teaser trailer…

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has been in production for some time now, and although a handful of set photos have made their way online, we haven’t seen any officially sanctioned images from the sequel until today. Entertainment Weekly got their hands on four promotional still, which show us returning characters Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Peeta (Josh…

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We know that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence is taking a cue from Brad Bird and Christopher Nolan by using IMAX cameras to film portions of the sequel, and in a recent interview with MTV, actor Josh Hutcherson revealed what audiences can expect to see when the film hits theaters next year: “They’re shooting, I think, all…

Movie News francis lawrence mockingjay
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Director Francis Lawrence is currently shooting Catching Fire, the sequel to box-office smash The Hunger Games, and even though the film is nowhere near completion, Lawrence has apparently impressed the right people at Lionsgate: Collider reports that the director has just inked a deal to helm Mockingjay, the two-part finale to the Hunger Games franchise. It’s a daunting task for…

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We’ve heard plenty of casting news and rumors surrounding The Hunger Games: Catching Fire over the past few months, but fans have been anxiously awaiting confirmation on who would assume the coveted role of Finnick Odair. Several names have been bandied about, but today comes confirmation that Snow White and the Huntsman star Sam Claflin has officially been cast in…

Movie News lynn cohen catching fire
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With filming on The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire scheduled to begin in just a few months, casting news is coming more and more frequently, with the latest addition being veteran stage and screen actress Lynn Cohen, who will portray former victor Mags, the eighty-year-old mentor of Finnick Odair (rumored to be played by Snow White and the Huntsman star…

Movie News jena malone kevin nash catching fire
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Rumors surrounding the role of Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire began circulating last week, with Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska and model/actress Zoe Aggeliki mentioned as potential candidates. According to EW, Wasikowska’s reps claim she hasn’t been approached, and wouldn’t have been able to fit the project into her packed schedule anyway, and Lionsgate declined to…

Movie News philip seymour hoffman catching fire
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With The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire gearing up to begin production this fall, Lionsgate appears to be setting their sights on some major talent to help round out the supporting cast. Deadline and Variety are both reporting that brilliant character actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been offered the pivotal role of Plutarch Heavensbee in the film, although the studio…

Movie News michael arndt catching fire
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With director Francis Lawrence confirmed to helm Catching Fire, the next installment of the Hunger Games franchise, THR is reporting that Lionsgate has entered into negotiations with Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt to do a rewrite on Simon Beaufoy’s original draft. Arndt, who also has an Oscar under his belt for writing Little Miss Sunshine, has yet to officially…

Movie News francis lawrence catching fire
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After the departure of director Gary Ross from the Hunger Games franchise, Lionsgate has been scrambling to get a new director in place for the sequel, Catching Fire. It looks like that decision has finally been made, with Deadline reporting that the job has been offered to I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence. The job came down to Lawrence and…

Movie News gary ross leaves hunger games
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After rampant speculation over the past few days about whether or not The Hunger Games director Gary Ross would stay on for the sequel, Catching Fire, Deadline has confirmed that Ross has elected to step down and leave the project. Apparently, Lionsgate executives are “in shock” at the release of the following statement from Ross: “Despite recent speculation in the…

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[UPDATED 4/7/2012 @ 12:13pm] According to Deadline, reports that director Gary Ross has walked away from the Hunger Games franchise are “simply not accurate.” The article states that Ross is currently vacationing with his family and can’t be reached for an official comment, but cites “multiple sources” close to the production of Catching Fire that say Ross has not withdrawn.…

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Jennifer Lawrence is finding herself in high demand these days, as Lionsgate attempts to fast-track the sequel to The Hunger Games in order to capitalize on the film’s runaway success. Rumors had been swirling of a scheduling conflict with the follow-up to X-Men: First Class, a franchise which Lawrence also finds herself attached to, but now it seems that everything…

Movie News hunger games presale records
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It’s pretty rare for us to talk about box office figures here at The Nerd Repository, but with The Hunger Games already breaking records before the film even opens, this is worth mentioning. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has already amassed north of $15 million in ticket presales, and many analysts expect it to generate more than $20…

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We’re less than two weeks away from the release of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate’s big-screen adaptation of the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins, and with presale tickets already surpassing the record previously set by the Twilight series, the anticipation – and the expectations – couldn’t be higher. But despite all the pressure, Liam Hemsworth seems completely at ease as we…

Movie News hunger games behind the scenes
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More news from The Hunger Games today, as Entertainment Tonight recently aired two short featurettes on the film’s production, including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, and interviews with several of the cast members. Both videos are available below – have a look, and make sure you check out our interview with star Liam Hemsworth.    …

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Lionsgate has released yet another TV spot for their upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games, this time with musical accompaniment by Taylor Swift, who contributed to the film’s soundtrack. Most of the footage is recycled, but the haunting tone of the song sets a very melancholy mood. Have a look.   Every year in the ruins of what was once…

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Advance tickets are now on sale for the March 23 premiere of The Hunger Games, and Lionsgate continues to whet our appetites with plenty of promotional material. The latest comes in the form of two brand-new TV spots for the film – most of the footage is stuff we’ve seen before, but there are a handful of new shots in…

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We’re just 30 days from the highly anticipated release of The Hunger Games, adapted from the bestselling trilogy by Suzanne Collins, and the official website has been updated with a collection of new cast photos. These shots are some of the best we’ve seen, and give us more insight into the film’s spectacular production design. Every year in the ruins…

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As we get closer to the release of The Hunger Games, we continue to happily devour any and all information related to the film, and with today’s update comes a new photo, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, which shows Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) preparing for the opening ceremonies of the Games. While these outfits are much more intricate…

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