Don’t fret faithful fans! Lionsgate has officially announced the theatrical release date of “Catching Fire.” The second installment to the wildly popular HG franchise will be in theaters November 22, 2013 which is also being filmed for IMAX digital release. “Catching Fire” will begin it’s filming the fall of this year, three weeks of which will be spent on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Rumors have been circulating like crazy about casting for new characters. In talks are Armie Hammer and Garrett Hedlund for Finnick Odair, while Kristen Bell has openly expressed interest in taking the role of Johanna Mason. Reportedly, the role of Plutarch Heavensbee has been offered to Philip Seymour Hoffman, a move that would greatly contribute to the franchise’s already stellar cast. If you missed out on “The Hunger Games” be sure to catch it on DVD/Blu-Ray when it is released this fall.