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THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE first trailer

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 6:27 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Lionsgate has released the first trailer for director Francis Lawrence‘s (Water for Elephants) sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The trailer focuses primarily with the pre-games activities (victory tour, growing rebellion, Katniss reconnecting). Only at the end of the trailer, do we hear about the second part of the story, which is the “Quarter Quell”, the special Hunger Games where past winners will be forced to compete again. This is a similar marketing move to what Lionsgate did with the first Hunger Games where the first trailer primarily involved the reaping and Capitol portions of the film, while the second trailer showcased more of the actual Hunger Games.

The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd in IMAX and traditional theaters.

Official synopsis for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:

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.

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