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Hunger Games Franchise Wasting No Time: Sequel Catching Fire Coming Thanksgiving 2013, Pics

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 8, 2011 at 7:08AM

The second installment of The Hunger Games franchise (the first of which is currently shooting with director Gary Ross, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson and many others), Catching Fire, will be released by Lionsgate November 22, 2013.
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The second installment of The Hunger Games franchise (the first of which is currently shooting with director Gary Ross, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson and many others), Catching Fire, will be released by Lionsgate November 22, 2013.

Lionsgate's Joe Drake states the obvious franchise potential of the series: “The magical thing about the Hunger Games trilogy is that the books have such a vastly broad appeal," he says, adding that the "period around the Thanksgiving weekend is such an opportunity for families and friends to make an event of going to the movies"---and for Lionsgate to rake in the profits. Lets hope the critics are as happy to share their Turkey day. The Hunger Games' first installment lands March 23, 2012. Here are more details on the franchise.

[Image via HitFix]

This article is related to: Box Office, Directors, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Independents, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Books, Lionsgate/Roadside


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.