‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ gets its first trailer

Posted: April 15, 2013 in Movies, Trailers

Lionsgate finally got their hands on a huge money making franchise with The Hunger Games, so they’re not wasting any time with the second film’s first trailer.  The trailer for Catching Fire hit this morning and it shows Katniss Everdeen being a “beacon of hope” for the Districts in light of her and Peeta’s victory in the Hunger Games.

Now they must go back into the arena as are all former victors of the Games.  The film isn’t out until November 22 but Lionsgate is getting a jump on all the summer blockbuster hype.  Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Water For Elephants) – who looks oddly like Bradley Cooper with long hair – takes over the franchise from Gary Ross.  By all accounts Ross’ played it super safe with his adaptation while Lawrence looks to be taking a few risks with his.

Catching Fire looks to be a more “serious” affair with Jennifer Lawrence (fresh off her Oscar win) and Josh Hutcherson returning.  New additions include Academy Award winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

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