Cast and crew wrapped up their final day filming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire yesterday , reports The Examiner . The movie began filming in September in Atlanta, and has spent the last four weeks filming in Hawaii.
Catching Fire is the sequel to this year’s blockbuster hit The Hunger Games, and is the second in a planned four-movie franchise based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy.
Actor Sam Claflin, who plays Finnick Odair in the movie, Tweeted earlier, “It’s the last day of filming TheHungerGames #CatchingFire and I’m missing it already. Thank you all for making it an incredible experience.”
Stephanie Leigh Schlund, who plays Cashmere in the movie, also Tweeted about the final day of filming. She wrote, “A wonderful chapter in life has come to a close.What an amazing blessing! My thanks go to God,#D1#Cashmere.Had the BEST time! #CatchingFire.”
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is due in theaters November 22, 2013
Last year, picking the woman of the year was a no-brainer. We chose Jessica Chastain, who started 2011 as a virtual unknown, and ended it as the star of critical favorites like “The Tree Of Life” and “Take Shelter,” box office hits like “The Help” (for which she earned an Oscar nod), all while impressing with diverse roles across a slate of films including “The Debt,” “Coriolanus,” and “Texas Killing Fields.” And this year, we went with another young actress who also showed tremendous range, with acumen both at the multiplex and arthouse.
Yes, it’s Jennifer Lawrence. The actress, who turned 22 in August, has had one of the most meteoric rises we can remember. Her feature film debut, in Guillermo Arriaga‘s “The Burning Plain,” came only four years ago. Two years later, she exploded as a result of her starring role in Sundance flick “Winter’s Bone” — playing the steely, determined Ree deservedly won her, at only 20 years old, a Best Actress Oscar nomination. That led to other indie roles in “Like Crazy” and “The Beaver,” as well as a studio tentpole debut as Mystique in “X-Men: First Class,” in which she made a character who’d been a cypher in previous films one of the most interesting parts of the movie.
But that was nothing compared to playing the highly sought-after role of Katniss Everdeen in the adaptation of young adult phenomenon “The Hunger Games.” The film hit theaters earlier in the year, and proved to be a massive success (unadjusted, the thirteenth biggest of all time), and in another fierce turn, Lawrence proved she can carry a giant tentpole movie pretty much entirely on her shoulders; she dominates it, creating one of the strongest, most badass female heroines of recent years, and almost singlehandedly rebuffing idiot studio executives who claim that audiences won’t turn up to see event movies led by women…………
Yahoo! may have already released some of their own best-of-2012 lists, but they’re also letting movie fans vote for their favorites at this year’s box office. Here are the many categories where you can vote for The Hunger Games and its cast.
Favorite Movie of 2012 – The Hunger Games
Favorite “Girl Power” Film - The Hunger Games
Favorite Star of the Year - Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Onscreen Couple – Katniss & Peeta OR Katniss & Gale, The Hunger Games
Biggest Badass – Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games
Most Evil Villan – President Snow, The Hunger Games
Best Archer - Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games
Best Hair – Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games
The Year’s Biggest Breakout Star – Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games
Movie You Are Most Excited About in 2013 – Catching Fire
There were a lot of minor characters from the Catching Fire book that Lionsgate never announced castings for, and the role of Cray – the old District 12 Peacekeeper who is replaced by Romulus Thread – was one of them.
The Satellite Awards were held on Sunday night, and the International Press Academy voted for Silver Linings Playbook to win five awards, including Best Actress in a Motion Picture for Jennifer Lawrence.
Best Motion Picture: Silver Linings Playbook Best Director: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Best Editing: Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman lost Actor in a Supporting Role to Javier Bardem, and Woody Harrelson lost Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television to Benedict Cumberbatch.
We have reported before that The Hunger Games has been nominated for BAFTA Children’s Awards and picked up two nominations ( Feature Film & BAFTA Kids’ Vote: Feature Film ) .On November 25th in London , it has taken home the award for Feature Film but for Kids’ Vote: Feature Film ,it lost it for The Smurfs.
Watch The Hunger Games announced as winner in this video below:-
TheHungetrGames star Jennifer Lawrence was one of the few actresses to make The Hollywood Reporter’s power 100 list for Women in Entertainment in 2012.
Stewart ranked fiftieth on the list – a spot shared with the twilight saga star Kristen stewart and the unconquerable Meryl Streep.…
50# Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Meryl Streep
The Box-Office Queens
The 22-year-old Lawrence — bursting on the scene two years ago with an Oscar nom for tiny indie drama Winter’s Bone – can do more than open a movie or get one greenlighted: She can command an enviable $10 million salary for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which hits theaters in November 2013. In March, the first Hunger Games sealed her fate when it opened to $152.2 million, the fifth-best debut of all time, and ultimately grossed $686.5 million worldwide (she got paid a mere $500,000 for that film). And if her good fortune continues, she could soon end up collecting an Oscar nom for Silver Linings Playbook, a critical darling.
Catching Fire began filming in Hawaii this week, and according to Hawaii News Now, it’s set to wrap on December 22.
NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
An almost guaranteed blockbuster has begun filming in Hawaii. Catching Fire, the much anticipated sequel in The Hunger Games trilogy, is shooting at several locations in the state between November 26 and December 22.
The star of the movie, Jennifer Lawrence, was spotted in character and armed with a bow and arrow splashing into the ocean on Oahu’s North Shore Monday. Filming is also planned in Manoa.
“It’s a testament to the fact that Hawaii was able to provide the location that they needed,” said Donne Dawson, State Film Commissioner. “They looked all over the state and other jurisdictions and settled on several spots here on Oahu.”
The movie, by Lionsgate Films, is set to be released in late 2013.
2012 is looking like it will be remembered as the Year of the Lawrence.
Jennifer Lawrence is still only 22 years old, but she had more success this year than most actors do in their entire careers. She starred in one of the top-grossing films of 2012, the record-breaking “The Hunger Games.” Then she followed that smash hit with a critically acclaimed and Independent Spirit Award-nominated turn as a troubled young widow in director David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook.”
It was on the strength of these two powerful and very different performances that the Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Jennifer Lawrence will be the recipient of their Outstanding Performer of the Year Award. Lawrence will be honored at the 28th installment of the festival on February 2 at the historic Arlington Theater.
SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling stated, “Ms. Lawrence impressed us earlier this year in ‘The Hunger Games,’ but has now left us moonstruck with her career-defining performance in ‘Silver Lining Playbook.’” He went on to add, “Naming her our Outstanding Performer of the Year is an understatement.”
Lawrence joins a rather sterling group of former recipients of the award, including Viola Davis in 2012, James Franco in 2011, Angelina Jolie in 2008, Helen Mirren in 2007, and Heath Ledger in 2006. The award also solidifies Lawrence as a sure-fire contender for an Oscar this year, as past honoree Colin Firth (2010) and Penelope Cruz (2009) went on to take top honors in their categories.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will also be honoring Robert De Niro next month as he receives the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. And “Argo” director and star Ben Affleck will be given the Modern Master Award at the festival, which runs from January 24 through February 3.
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