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Jennifer Lawrence reteaming with Gary Ross for East of Eden

Jennifer Lawrence will star in a new adaptation of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, Deadline reports. Her Hunger Games director, Gary Ross, will direct the Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment co-production. Ross – who cites the book as his “favourite American novel” – is planning on making two films out of it. Lawrence will play […]

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Trailer Debut: The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

The feature trailer for The Hunger Games‘ sequel, Catching Fire, debuted during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Handily, it is now online for legions to gawk at. Catching Fire features Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) – (spoiler alert) –  the winners of the 74th Annual Hunger Games, touring the districts […]

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Katniss looks very fancy in this new Hunger Games – Catching Fire poster

If Jennifer Lawrence struggled to make it to the podium in her Oscar dress, she’s got no chance of climbing stairs in this get up. A new batch of posters from The Hunger Games – Catching Fire have been released, with Katniss (Lawrence), Effie (Elizabeth Banks), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), and Caesar (Stanley Tucci) in fairly regal […]

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Poster Debut: The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

Besides winning an Oscar and being the most GIFable person on the planet, Jennifer Lawrence also has that hit Hunger Games franchise under her belt. Is there anything she can’t do? How about ‘be adorably starstruck by Jack Nicholson’? Yep, she’s got that covered too. The poster for its second instalment, Catching Fire, has arrived, promoting Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) […]

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Rupert Wyatt may drop out of Apes sequel

Rupert Wyatt delivered one of the best ever Planet of the Apes movies with his 2011 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and studio 20th Century Fox was rewarded for taking a chance on his talents with a surprise box office hit. But Deadline now suggests Wyatt may walk away from helming the sequel Dawn of the […]

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My Katniss rules – The Hunger Games review

The Hunger Games – Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. Directed by Gary Ross. Rated M. Originally published March 22, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. The Hunger Games arrives on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia on August 17, 2012. Well, I don’t think any of us could have predicted that the film coming to claim the ‘Insanely Popular Young Adult Franchise’ crown […]

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Robert Pattinson denies casting in Hunger Games sequel

Last week the internet, as well as the hearts of all women and most men, were aflutter with rumours that two beloved YA universes were colliding: Robert Pattinson had scored a role in The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. Not so, says Pattinson. The Twilight star told USA Today from Cannes – where his new film Cosmopolis debuted – that even he briefly […]

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Francis Lawrence to helm Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire

Francis Lawrence sits atop the Cornucopia victorious. Lionsgate has confirmed the I Am Legend director will helm their Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. He replaces outgoing director Gary Ross, who exited on account of not having “the time I need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted.” Lawrence reportedly beat Bennett Miller, […]

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David Cronenberg to direct Catching Fire?

Canada’s finest, David Cronenberg, is on Lionsgate’s shortlist of potential directors for their Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. According to the L.A. Times, the studio is also interested in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban helmer Alfonso Cuarón, and Biutiful director Alejandro González Iñárritu, among others. After weeks of speculation, Gary Ross announced on […]

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Hunger Games director pulls out of sequel

Despite rumours suggesting as much flittering around the internet since The Hunger Games‘ release, this still comes as a surprise. Gary Ross will not direct the sequel to the smash hit YA adaptation, Catching Fire. Lionsgate released Ross’ statement regarding his exit (courtesy of Deadline): “As a writer and a director, I simply don’t have […]

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The Hunger Games catches fire at the box office

In news that should surprise nobody, The Hunger Games broke a whole bunch of records at the international box office over the weekend. The picture earned $214.25 million worldwide; $155 million of that came from the U.S. alone, were it enjoyed the third biggest opening of all time (behind the debut weekends of Harry Potter […]

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My Katniss rules – The Hunger Games review

The Hunger Games – Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. Directed by Gary Ross. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Well, I don’t think any of us could have predicted that the film coming to claim the ‘Insanely Popular Young Adult Franchise’ crown from The Twilight Saga would be this good. Admittedly the bar had […]

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Poster Debut: The Hunger Games

Following an internet-wide treasure hunt for individual puzzle pieces, a brand new poster for The Hunger Games has been assembled. The complete poster comes courtesy of IMP Awards. The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson. It arrives in cinemas March 2012. Discuss: Fans of the book – does this […]

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Trailer Debut: The Hunger Games

The first full-length trailer for the much anticipated The Hunger Games has been released and it’s a cracker. Reading through the YouTube comments section (always a perilous choice), fans have unanimously responded with positive comments and even admissions of tears, while the non-initiated have shown surprise and even excitement over this glimpse at the adaptation […]

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Teaser Debut: The Hunger Games

Fans of The Hunger Games rejoice! After being subjected to an outrageously prolonged series of casting announcements, a dodgy animated poster and promotional photos that did little to inspire excitement, the first teaser trailer for the anticipated Gary Ross directed adaptation has arrived. Much like its older cousin, Twilight, The Hunger Games’ teaser premiered during […]

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The Hunger Games sequel scores a release date

The first Hunger Games movie is yet to hit our screens, but a date has been set for its sequel. According to The Wrap, Catching Fire, the second film based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling series, will be released on November 22nd 2013. There will be one year and eight months between the first instalment – due […]

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Steven Soderbergh co-directing The Hunger Games?

OK, that headline is not entirely accurate, but according to The Playlist, Steven Soderbergh is indeed directing 2nd Unit on Gary Ross‘ production of The Hunger Games. The almost-hilariously prolific director always likes to keep busy, and is apparently biding time between projects by assisting his old friend Ross (who’ll need plenty of help getting […]

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First look at Hutcherson and Hemsworth in The Hunger Games

It’s been a big few weeks for Hunger Games fans, with the release of the film’s teaser poster and our first official look at Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as Peeta and Gale, courtesy of EW. In these images, we see Peeta and Gale walking through the forest, Peeta outside his family’s bakery, holding the […]

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Carey Mulligan heading to the Outback

Carey Mulligan is heading to Australia to star in Gary Ross‘ sci-fi thriller Outback. According to Variety, the film was written by Nissar Modi and based on a concept he devised alongside Ross. Little else is known about the project, except that it will be produced by GK Films as well as Ross and Tobey […]

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Donald Sutherland cast in The Hunger Games

Donald Sutherland has been cast as President Snow in the Gary Ross directed adaptation of The Hunger Games. Sutherland’s appointment marks the final major role to be cast in the highly anticipated film, set to hit screens in March 2012. He will join Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as the evil leader of Panem […]

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Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones join The Hunger Games

Lenny Kravitz has been cast as Cinna, the flashy and faithful stylist to Katniss, in Gary Ross’ adaptation of The Hunger Games. British actor Toby Jones has also joined the cast as Claudius Templesmith, the Hunger Games announcer with a booming voice. The appointments come as production begins on the hotly anticipated adaptation, but are […]

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First look at Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games

After weeks of casting news, Entertainment Weekly has released a first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in the Gary Ross directed adaptation of the bestselling series The Hunger Games. The release of this promotional photo shows spot-on casting for the much loved heroine, despite initial doubts by many of the novel’s fans. It’s […]

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Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci join The Hunger Games

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Woody Harrelson will play Haymitch Abernathy in Gary Ross’ adaptation of The Hunger Games. Stanley Tucci has also signed on to play Caesar Flickerman, the host of the Games. The news of Tucci and Harrelson joining Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth brings a bit more excitement to the otherwise […]

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Wes Bentley joins Hunger Games

Wes Bentley has signed on to Gary Ross’ adaptation of The Hunger Games to play Seneca Crane, the head Gamesmaker of the 74th Hunger Games. The news of Bentley joining the highly anticipated film – which already has Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth onboard – brings some excitement after a slew of news […]

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Hunger Games finds its Foxface; Harrelson, Tucci and Kravitz rumoured to star

The Hunger Games District 5 tributes have been cast. Two newcomers (Chris Mark and Jacqueline Emerson) have landed the roles of Tribute Boy and Foxface in the Gary Ross directed film. While Chris Mark’s role as Tribute Boy is small, his fellow district tribute Jackie Emerson has landed herself quite an important role. Foxface becomes a […]

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Elizabeth Banks confirmed for The Hunger Games

Elizabeth Banks has officially signed on to play District 12 escort Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games. Banks tweeted “I can now confirm I’m EFFIE TRINKET in @TheHungerGames. So excited!” after she posted a quote from Suzanne Collins’ bestselling novel and asked her followers to guess its source. District 4’s tributes have also been cast […]

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The Hunger Games casting continues!

Lionsgate has revealed two more fresh-faced actors set to join the cast of The Hunger Games. Ian Nelson and Kalia Prescott will appear as Tribute Boy and Tribute Girl from District 3. Though unnamed, the pair come from the electronics district and their skills come in handy during the Games. Last week also saw the […]

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Hunger Games cast adds newbies

Entertainment Weekly has confirmed who our Hunger Games District 11 tributes will be, with Hollywood newcomers Dayo Okeniyi cast as Thresh, and Amandla Stenberg scoring the role of Rue. Okeniyi and Stenberg join Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in the hot new film being touted as the next Twilight franchise. Thresh is a […]

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The Hunger Games finds its male leads

It’s official. Lionsgate has made the announcement that Josh Hutcherson will play Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games and will be joined by Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. We reported yesterday that these two strapping young lads were rumoured to be the frontrunners, and they now officially join Jennifer Lawrence in one of the most […]

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Jennifer Lawrence cast as Katniss in The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence has scored the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen in the highly anticipated, Gary Ross directed adaptation of The Hunger Games, The Wrap confirms. Lawrence was touted as the frontrunner with 14-year-old fellow Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld at the start of March, but news overnight has confirmed Lawrence has signed on for the […]

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