The Hunger Games Movie Guide

Philip Seymour Hoffman Lands Plutarch Heavensbee Role in 'Catching Fire'

By: Derrick Deane on July 9, 2012 at 10:57AM Comments

Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in the role of Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Games fans, do you like this casting addition?


Interview: Elizabeth Banks, on Playing Badass in 'People Like Us' and Effie in 'Catching Fire'

By: Elisa Osegueda on June 29, 2012 at 12:29PM Comments

Summer has just begun and already four out of five movies Elizabeth Banks stars in this year have hit theaters, the latest being this Friday’s People Like Us, in which she plays Frankie, a recovering alcoholic single mother and the long-lost half-sister of a fast-talking salesman (Chris Pine). “It’s overkill, I’m sure,” says Banks of her back-to-back movie premieres. “It’s crazy. I don’t know what to tell you.”


Jena Malone, Kevin Nash and Lil Romeo in Talks for 'Catching Fire' Roles

By: Derrick Deane on June 26, 2012 at 11:19AM Comments

In what is essentially becoming an almost daily event, there are new names being attached to roles in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Veteran actress Jena Malone is now in talks for Johanna Mason, wrestler-turned-actor Kevin Nash is rumored for Brutus and Romeo Miller (aka Lil' Romeo) recently had a meeting with Lionsgate for an unspecified role.


'Catching Fire' Courts Mia Wasikowska, Zoe Aggeliki for Johanna Mason Role

By: Derrick Deane on June 22, 2012 at 12:03PM Comments

It wouldn't be a week of movie blogging without some sort of Hunger Games sequel news. The Playlist is reporting that Mia Wasikowska and model Zoe Aggeliki are in consideration for the role of Johanna Mason for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Do you like Wasikowska or Aggeliki for the role or do you prefer another actress?


Are Tentpole-Worshipping Movie Studios Overlooking Women?

By: Sean OConnell on June 15, 2012 at 10:19AM Comments

Meryl Streep made headlines recently when she took major movie studios to task for overlooking the  contributions of women in favor of failed, expensive tentpoles. Her comments got us thinking: Are women unfairly ignored by Hollywood? Join the conversation. 


Casting: 'Hunger Games' Finds Its Plutarch, Tom Cruise Talks 'Top Gun 2' and 'Noah' Snags Its Villain

By: Sean OConnell on June 12, 2012 at 2:03PM Comments

Philip Seymour Hoffman offered a key role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? Tom Cruise shares new information on a possible Top Gun sequel? We have more in the latest casting news, so click and read!


Armie Hammer, Garrett Hedlund Not in Contention for Finnick Odair Role in 'Catching Fire'

By: Derrick Deane on June 6, 2012 at 12:05PM Comments

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire looks to be far from selecting their Finnick Odair, the heartthrob from District 4. Producer Nina Jacobsen told the L.A. Times that "we've not narrowed things down by any means" and said that Armie Hammer and Garrett Hedlund, who were rumored for the role, are not in contention. So here we go again... who would you cast as Finnick?


'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Casting Rumors: Robert Pattinson Is Out, So Who Is In?

By: Sean OConnell on May 30, 2012 at 9:25AM Comments

Recently, we floated a rumor that Robert Pattinson was being considered for the role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The actor since has shot the story down, but three new candidates have emerged as frontrunners for the coveted role. Who are they, and what do you think of their chances?


'Hunger Games' Happenings: The DVD Release Date and Robert Pattinson in 'Catching Fire'?

By: Sean OConnell on May 23, 2012 at 2:31PM Comments

News surrounding The Hunger Games and its anticipated sequel broke today. First, there's a rumor swirling that Lionsgate would like Robert Pattinson for its Catching Fire -- and wait until you hear whom they'd like him to play! And then, the original gets a release date for DVD. Find out when you can own The Hunger Games on Blu-ray and Digital Download. 


'I Am Legend' Director Lands 'Hunger Games' Sequel, 'Catching Fire'

By: Derrick Deane on April 19, 2012 at 6:07PM Comments

Only yesterday did we mention that two new directors had been added to the Catching Fire directing sweepstakes. Sure enough, one of them, I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence has landed the coveted directing gig of The Hunger Games sequel. Do you like the selection of Lawrence as director? Based on his previous work, do you think Lawrence can do a good job?


Two More Directors Added to 'Catching Fire' Mix

By: Derrick Deane on April 18, 2012 at 1:02PM Comments

Two new names have been added to the list of candidates to help Catching Fire. What do you think of these guys?


'The Hunger Games' Rules the Box Office, but New Report Says 'The Avengers' Could Blow It Out of the Water

By: Sean OConnell on April 16, 2012 at 1:34PM Comments

So far, The Hunger Games has been the box office story of 2012, winning the charts for four consecutive weekends and earning more than $330 million domestically. But a new report on pre-release tracking suggests that Joss Whedon's The Avengers is on pace to blow Gary Ross' blockbuster out of the water when it opens on May 4. Is 2012 about to become a gangbuster race for box office supremacy? And which summer tentpole will climb to the highest heights? 


'Catching Fire' Has a Short List of Replacement Directors. Whose Name Made the Cut?

By: Sean OConnell on April 12, 2012 at 2:48PM Comments

Catching Fire, the second installment in the lucrative Hunger Games series, needs a director now that Gary Ross officially has moved on. A short list of candidates has been published in the L.A. Times, and the choice may surprise you. See who's in the running to continue Katniss Everdeen's adventures on screen.


'The Hunger Games' News and Notes: Box Office Records, 'SNL' Spoofs and the Return of Gary Ross?

By: Sean OConnell on April 9, 2012 at 11:53AM Comments

So many Hunger Games-related stories broke over the weekend, we compiled them all into one handy Hunger Games post. The big news is the potential return of director Gary Ross, who just might helm Catching Fire after all. And are you ready for Katniss Barbie? Click and learn all about it.


With 'The Hunger Games' Director Gary Ross Out, We Speculate On Who Should Direct 'Catching Fire' Now

By: Sean OConnell on April 6, 2012 at 11:54AM Comments

The Hunger Games film franchise received a bit of bad news with the revelation that director Gary Ross would be moving on instead of sticking around to helm Catching Fire. So, one of Hollywood's most lucrative film series has a job vacancy. Who should fill it? Movie experts weigh in with their choices. Tell us yours.