'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Movie Cast: Elizabeth Banks Dishes Details on Set: New Effie Trinket, Cast Members, 'Amazing' Director
What will we see in the next "The Hunger Games" movie?
Elizabeth Banks, who plays tribute chaperone Effie Trinket in the popular movies, recently revealed some about her character's new feelings from the first "Hunger Games" movie.
"In Catching Fire, Effie really starts to feel the injustice of what's happening. We plan to explore that, in the movie," Banks said in an interview with Collider, according to FansShare.
She also dished on what's been happening on set and how the second film adaption of Suzanne Collins' novel will play out.
"I'm really happy that I don't look like Effie Trinket, in real life. That's a blessing! It's really fun to go into a job knowing everybody."
"(Director) Francis Lawrence is amazing, and he's got a great handle on everything and everybody. The stakes are definitely raised, in this one.
"The emotional stakes are raised. My costumes are all bigger and better and more over-the-top. Everybody is pulling out all the stops. We have so many amazing new actors coming to work with us. I just met Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and that was like, 'Wow, we've got some really amazing actors joining us! That's crazy!' It's great. I'm super excited. I love Effie so much."
It looks like fans should gear up for a movie even more fantastic that its predecessor.
The cast seems to be more forthcoming about details of the new members of "Catching Fire."
Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the lead role of Katniss Everdeen in all "Hunger Games" movies, recently dished on her new co-star, "Snow White and the Huntsman" actor Sam Claflin.
"He's wonderful. He's really sweet, a great, wonderful actor. He's got a great American accent," Lawrence told MTV News.
Claflin was cast as the highly sought Finnick Odair.
Recent pictures revealed Claflin on set, and shirtless.
Lionsgate recently announced the full cast of all the tributes. [SEE FULL LIST HERE]
Filming for "Catching Fire," is currently taking place in Clayton County, Ga.
According to DailyBlam.com, the first batch of photos taken on the set show Donald Sutherland as President Snow. [SEE PHOTOS HERE]
Sutherland is wearing a black suit draped with grey fur, and black gloves, looking stern as President Snow always does.
According to the Examiner, "it appears the scene being filmed in these photos is when President Snow selects the exact twist that will be employed for the third annual Quarter Quell. [SPOILER ALERT] In 'Catching Fire,' this is when he announces that the Tributes will only be reaped from past Hunger Games victors."
Other photos recently popped up from on set.
According to OnLocationVacations, the stage for the Reaping was revealed.
"The set is being built at The Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta but according to Jeff the exact filming date for at the Goat Farm shoot has not yet been determined," the website reported.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is described:
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
"Catching Fire" is set to release in theaters Nov. 22, 2013. May the odds be ever in your favor!
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