Six years ago today, March 23, the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games hit the theaters. At the time of its release, the film’s opening weekend gross was the third-highest in North America. Here’s a throwback video of director Gary Ross at the midnight screening of the movie. Do you remember when you first saw The Hunger Games? Continue reading Happy 6th anniversary to ‘The Hunger Games’ movie!
If you’re living under a rock – the all-female heist movie, Ocean’s 8, dropped its first trailer yesterday. The movie is directed by The Hunger Games alum, Gary Ross. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ross talks about the influence of Katniss Everdeen, a woman protagonist, on Ocean’s 8 as a deliberate choice of project. “When I did Hunger Games I had so many people warn me that it could never be … Continue reading Gary Ross credits ‘The Hunger Games’ for inspiration behind ‘Ocean’s 8’
In 2014, we first heard that Jennifer Lawrence was attached to the movie adaptation of Hannah Kent’s Icelandic drama, Burial Rites, to be directed by The Hunger Games alum Gary Ross. Now, the project has been taken over by TriStar Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures, with Jennifer set to produce. Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) will direct. Burial Rites follows the historically true crime surrounding Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the … Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence to produce and star in adaptation of ‘Burial Rites’
Three years since the news broke that Jennifer Lawrence has been cast as Katniss Everdeen, and Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth will play the role of Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne respectively, we are here, ultimately. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 principal photography wraps up today, with the final scene having been filmed. One scene left… — Francis Lawrence (@Hibbits) June 20, 2014 That's a wrap! — Francis Lawrence (@Hibbits) June … Continue reading 'Mockingjay Part 2' finishes principal photography! #ThankYouTHGCast
The Hunger Games duo Jennifer Lawrence and Gary Ross are teaming up once again to adapt Hannah Kent’s Icelandic drama Burial Rites. Burial Rites is historically based on Agnes Magnusdottir, the last criminal to be publicly executed in Iceland. Agnes was convicted of killing her employer, possibly lover, and a friend, along with two others. One of the convicts was executed alongside Agnes and the other was exiled. Agnes … Continue reading Review + UK/Ireland Giveaway: 'Burial Rites' by Hannah Kent (adaptation to star Jennifer Lawrence)
2013 has been an amazing year as The Hunger Games fandom came out in full force and established the series as one of the biggest and most influential franchise in a long while. Take a look back at the past year of the Quarter Quell: January – First look at Katniss Everdeen and Finnick Odair together in Catching Fire – Read More First official teaser poster … Continue reading Happy new year! A look back at 2013 with 'The Hunger Games' fandom
Director Francis Lawrence talks to The Huffington Post about the filming of The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, taking over from director Gary Ross and how he gave the movie his own spin, staying true to the spirit of the books. He admits that Breaking Bad influenced the way the cliffhanger at the end of the movie was done. Check out excerpts from the interview … Continue reading Director Francis Lawrence on filming 'Mockingjay', 'Breaking Bad' inspiring 'Catching Fire'
Katniss Everdeen actress Jennifer Lawrence is re-uniting with The Hunger Games director Gary Ross for a re-make of the 1955 movie, East of Eden. Jennifer will take on the role of Cathy Trask for the new adaptation. Based on John Steinbeck’s classic novel, the original movie starred the legendary James Dean who won the first posthumous Oscar for the movie. Deadline reports that the book is Ross’s … Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence and 'The Hunger Games' director Gary Ross reteaming for 'East of Eden'
As you all must know, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is featured in the Fall Movie Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly. A new still of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen accompanied the article, along with a report on the movie which has to fulfill the footsteps of the faithful first adaptation. Scans from the article are available to us, courtesy Panem Propaganda. Check them out … Continue reading Scans from EW's Fall Movie Preview issue; Francis Lawrence talks staying true to the book and more
In an interview with ShortList magazine, actor Woody Harrelson talks about his projects, co-stars, working in Hollywood and more. He also talks about how he’d first turned down the role of Haymitch Abernathy, being part of such a huge franchise and his hopes for Catching Fire. And then, of course, there’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Can you tell us how that’s coming along? I … Continue reading Woody Harrelson talks Catching Fire and being a part of the franchise