Pictorial on THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Fan Camp Weekend

From Saturday, November 16th through the red carpet U.S. premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Monday, November 18th, fans got a chance to camp out for the weekend and not only hang out with fellow fans, but also meet some of the stars of the sequel of The Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire.  700 fans slept out in tents that were set up specifically for them.  They got to show their support by bringing their own signs depicting favorite quotes and/or characters from the books.  On Saturday, the fans got to meet and get an item signed by Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere) and Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen).  Then on Sunday, Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Jena Malone (Johanna Mason), and Jeffrey Wright (Beetee) arrived for a group signing for the fans.  Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) and director Francis Lawrence also came by as a surprise to sign for the loyal fans as well.

Various activities were to be had, such as taking a picture with the Catching Fire poster in the background and raffle drawings hosted by KIIS FM.  A Catching Fire T-Shirt, sponsored by Time Warner Cable, was given to each participating fan.  And fans were able to watch The Hunger Games movie on the big screen that overlooks the Nokia Plaza square in preparation for the sequel.

The highlight, of course, was the red carpet event itself, which brought out actors from Catching Fire as well as a few others, including The Hunger Games author herself, Suzanne Collins!  Afterwards, all campers were able to get a ticket to see the movie.

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New Clip Of Beetee From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Jeffrey Wright was on Good Morning America where he introduced this clip of Beetee pointing something out to Katniss–we think you know what it is! We also get a brief look at Wiress here, too.  The interview and clip await below!

Thanks to Panem Propaganda for the tip!

#CelebrateYourVictors With New Catching Fire Posters!

Lionsgate and a slew of media sites have released new character posters for several victors featured in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!

From Yahoo! Movies:
Katniss-First-Look

Peeta-first-look

From MSN Movies:

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From Empire Online:

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Mags-First-Look

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The New Additions on set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Here’s the first set of photos of the new cast of Catching Fire on set, possibly during an arena scene, if the wetsuits (at least, that’s what they look like) are an indication.  But they may also be shooting another scene as well since Willow Shields (Prim Everdeen) was there.  She was there taking a break with Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Jena Malone (Johanna Mason), Alan Ritchson (Gloss). Later that afternoon, Lynn Cohen (Mags), Jeffrey Wright (Beetee), Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere), Meta Golding (Enobaria), E. Roger Mitchell (Chaff), Amanda Plummer (Wiress), and Bruno Gunn (Brutus) joined them.

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UPDATE: Catching Fire Casting News So Far…

Happy Monday everyone! As you all know by now, today Jena Malone was casted as Johanna Mason officially by Lionsgate! So so exciting! As of today, our Catching Fire casting chart looks like this:

Officially Casted by Lionsgate Rumor
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee

Age:44

Notable Works: Capote, Magnolia, Doubt, Cold Mountain, Charlie Wilson’s War, Moneyball, MI3, Ides of March, The Big Lebowski

Academy Award Winner for Capote               Academy Award Nominee for Doubt and Charlie Wilson’s War

 

Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair 

Age: 26

Notable Works: Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Snow White and the Hunstman

Amanda Plummer as Wiress

Age:55

Notable Works: Pulp Fiction, Hercules (1997), The Fisher King

Golden Globe Nominee for Miss Rose White (1992) (TV)

Tony Shalhoub as Beetee

Age: 58

Notable Works: Spy Kids, Men in Black Series, Pixar’s Car Series, The Siege

Golden Globe Nominee for Monk (2002) (TV)

Jena Malone as Johanna Mason

Age: 27

Notable Works: Stepmom, Into the Wild, Donnie Darko, Sucker Punch, Cold Mountain, Howl’s Moving Castle, Pride & Prejudice, The Messenger, Saved!

Golden Globe Nominee for Hope (1997) (TV)

 

Who will be next on the rumor mill?
Who will be OFFICIALLY casted next? Who will be next on the rumor mill?

Please note that Melissa Leo is no longer in the running for Mags. And Lionsgate still has to confirm Sam Claflin as Finnick. Until then, we are considering him to be a rumor (we also think he may be casted last since he is one of the more important supporting characters). Check back with us daily for more casting updates and Hunger Games news in general. Enjoy your evening, and don’t forget to tune in to HG Fireside Chat tonight at 10ET!

Nikola-Nikart’s Amanda Plummer as Wiress

So there have been tons of Catching Fire casting rumors today, all of which are unconfirmed. What is confirmed?  Amanda Plummer as Wiress!  Not only is this a brilliant choice in my opinion, but based on this  great creation by the incomparable Nikola-Nikart, I think he might agree!

If you had doubts about Plummer before, does this change your mind?  And if you are unfamiliar with Nikola’s work, check out what we have previously share with you HERE.  Impressed?  We are!

Catching Fire Casting News So Far…

Hey everyone! Here is a full update on the casting of Catching Fire so far.  Kindly check out our chart on who’s officially casted and who is rumored to be.  We also encourage you to check out some of those movies to get a better understanding of these actors. Please note most of these rumors broke out today!

Officially Casted by Lionsgate Rumor
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee

Age:44

Notable Works: Capote, Magnolia, Doubt, Cold Mountain, Charlie Wilson’s War, Moneyball, MI3, Ides of March, The Big Lebowski

Academy Award Winner for Capote               Academy Award Nominee for Doubt and Charlie Wilson’s War

 

Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair 

Age: 26

Notable Works: Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Snow White and the Hunstman

Amanda Plummer as Wiress

Age:55

Notable Works: Pulp Fiction, Hercules (1997), The Fisher King

Golden Globe Nominee for Miss Rose White (1992) (TV)

Jena Malone as Johanna Mason

Age: 27

Notable Works: Stepmom, Into the Wild, Donnie Darko, Sucker Punch, Cold Mountain, Howl’s Moving Castle, Pride & Prejudice, The Messenger, Saved!

Golden Globe Nominee for Hope (1997) (TV)

 

Who will be OFFICIALLY casted next? Melissa Leo as Mags

Age: 51

Notable Works: The Fighter, Frozen River, Welcome to the Rileys, 21 Grams, Red State

Academy Award Winner for The Fighter             Academy Award Nominee for Frozen River

 

Who will be OFFICIALLY casted next? Tony Shalhoub as Beetee

Age: 58

Notable Works: Spy Kids, Men in Black Series, Pixar’s Car Series, The Siege

Golden Globe Nominee for Monk (2002) (TV)

Please remember that besides Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amanda Plummer, NO ONE has been OFFICIALLY casted yet! Thank you for being patient, and have a great Tuesday!