There are three books in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, the first book of which has been a mega-hit movie, The Hunger Games. The next book in the series to be made into a movie is ‘Catching Fire’. After that, ‘Mockingjay’ will be split into two parts making four movies in all out of the series.
The second movie (and book) of the franchise, ‘Catching Fire’ is set to start filming this summer and there is a planned release date of November 22, 2013. Just a little over a year Hunger Games fans! ‘Catching Fire’ will be directed by Francis Lawrence. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth will return as the primary stars along with Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks. In addition, new cast members will include Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee and Jena Malone as Johanna Mason.
Lionsgate Entertainment has announced that the third book, ‘Mockingjay’ will be split into two movies. ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ is scheduled to hit theaters on November 21, 2014 and ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ is scheduled to hit theaters on November 20, 2015.
That’s three Hunger Games movies a year apart each. How exciting is that?!?
I’m anxious to see who will play Finnick Odair. Love him in the books!