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The inimitable Ve Neill, lead makeup artist for Hunger Games and Catching Fire (and Edward Scissorhands…and Pirates of the Caribbean…..) worked today in Atlanta towards sculpting the right look for Lenny Kravitz to play Cinna in Catching Fire, and he tweeted this work in progress.
It will be amazing, obviously. Seriously, have you seen her on Face Off? She is legendary.
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) October 3, 2012
Jeff Holmes at the Goat Farm in Atlanta where Catching Fire is being filmed posted this revealing picture of a monumental Capitol-style building being constructed. Which District is this Justice Building for?
— Jeff Holmes (@Jeff_Holmes) September 24, 2012
With one fell swoop, the rest of the cast for Catching Fire has been announced!
First up from the newly appointed cast members is James Logan and Ivette Li-Sanchez, who will play the tributes from District 5.
Next is Megan Hayes and Justin Hix who will play the boy and girl Tributes from District 6:
Daniel Bernhart and Marian Green are the District 9 Tributes-
From District 10 we have Jackson Spidell and Tiffany Waxler:
From District 7, Blight will be played by Bobby Jordan-
From District 8, John Casino will take on Woof:
Last but not least, also from D8, Cecelia will be played by Elena Sanchez-
Welcome to all the new cast members! What do you think?
Principal photography started today for Catching Fire in Atlanta. It will continue to the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in December, 2012.
To celebrate Lionsgate is announcing a sweepstakes to win a visit to the set!
Lionsgate also announces a global set visit sweepstakes. “THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE- Win a Trip to Set” will run September 10th through October 12th 2012, offering twelve lucky fans a chance to visit the set of the film and interact the with cast and crew. To enter, fans based in the participating territories (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Israel, and Japan) will upload a :30 second video of their top question for the film’s cast. Additionally, “virtual” citizens of Panem will be able to enter by playing The Hunger Games Adventures – one of the top adventure games on Facebook and coming soon to iPad. Full rules and regulations are posted on the contest Facebook tab, and at www.catchingfiresweeps.com.
Awesome! Good luck everyone!
We now have our Beetee! Jeffrey Wright joins the cast of Catching Fire as the past victor and electronics expert.
Santa Monica, CA, September 7, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Wright has been cast in the role of Beetee in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Hailing from District 3, Beetee earns the nickname “Volts” because of his electronics expertise.
Critically acclaimed and celebrated by audiences for his performances in theater and on film and television, Wright garnered a Tony® Award in 1994 for his work in Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic “Angels in America” which he reprised in HBO’s 2003 mini-series adaptation, earning both a Golden Globe® and an Emmy®. He has played memorable roles in films as diverse as BASQUIAT, SOURCE CODE, CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE, W, SYRIANA, and CADILLAC RECORDS. Wright can next be seen with Mark Walhberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Allen Hughes’ political thriller BROKEN CITY.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75thAnnual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.
Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.
New casting calls for “The Idiom,” which is a code name for Catching Fire, have revealed that filming will begin as early as next week, on September 11th.
This is from a post by CL Casting on Facebook that asks for availability by that date-
Looking for athletic trainers type male and female. Must be avail 9/11-9/14 for shooting. If you are fit and fit the description please e-mail Idiom@CLCastingCo.com. Please include 3 pics (head, body, profile) age, ht, wt, LOCATION and all contact info. Please look in photo section to see an example of the type photos we need. Please put TRAINER in the subject box.
Idiom directed by Francis Lawrence (look him up!) needs additional people.
1) Seeking Military type-fit women-tough faces. Don’t send glamor shots put G.I. JANE in the subject box.
2) Looking for athletic trainers type male and female. Put TRAINER in the subject box.
The first inklings of the marketing push for Catching Fire have arrived in the form of a mysterious placeholder page at the domain District13.pn that says “CAUTION: RADIATION HAZARD. NO TRESPASSING BEYOND THIS POINT.”
For The Hunger Games, Lionsgate created TheCapitol.PN along with other .PN sites like TheCapitolTour and CapitolCouture.