The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Based on the bestselling Young Adult novels, 'Catching Fire' picks up after the events of 'The Hunger Games,' which saw Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) winning the 74th annual Hunger Games, a brutal, fight-to-the-death competition. Now, as the two victors set out on the Victory Tour across all 12 Districts of the dystopic Panem, they're not out of danger yet. The tyrannical President Snow (Donald Sutherland) comes up with a plan to destroy them and the past victors by pitting them against each other in a new arena with new terrors.

  • Release Date: Nov 22, 2013
  • Director: Francis Lawrence
  • Written By: Simon Beaufoy & Michael Arndt


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‘Catching Fire’ Down to Two Possible Directors
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Wait! Gary Ross May Still Be ‘Catching Fire’
Yesterday, we reported that director Gary Ross was officially and definitively off the 'Hunger Games' sequel, 'Catching Fire.' Now, it's being reported that he's not out of the running quite yet. Now we can stop playing the "who will direct 'Catching Fire&…

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