Production on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has begun in Atlanta, Georgia! principal photography began on Monday for the highly anticipated sequel. Starting this week, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will shoot primarily in existing locations in and around Atlanta before moving production to Hawaii where the production will wrap in late December.
“We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel. The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles.” said Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig, who is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio.
Lionsgate has also announced a global set visit sweepstakes. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Win a Trip to Set” will run September 10th through October 12th 2012, offering twelve lucky fans a chance to visit the set of the film and interact the with cast and crew.
To enter, fans based in the participating territories (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Israel, and Japan) will upload a :30 second video of their top question for the film’s cast. Additionally, “virtual” citizens of Panem will be able to enter by playing The Hunger Games Adventures – one of the top adventure games on Facebook and coming soon to iPad. Full rules and regulations are posted on the contest Facebook tab, and at www.catchingfiresweeps.com.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released on November 22, 2013 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.