Yesterday, when the first look at this year’s The Hunger Games follow-up was unveiled, we remarked that perhaps the only thing that could help generate personal interest for us was the reveal of Philip Seymour Hoffman in the blockbuster. The Oscar-winning actor hasn’t taken part in a tentpole since Mission: Impossible III, where he delivered a stellar villain performance, but now he’s back to the major money-making game and the first image has arrived today.
Unfortunately, in world of crazy hairstyles, elaborate costumes and fireballs coming from any angle, his reveal as Plutarch Heavensbee is fairly normal. In a long robe, one can see him above thanks to EW (via Bleeding Cool), alongside returning actor Woody Harrelson. We’ve also got some more new stills below, including a few you may have missed last night, for Francis Lawrence‘s film also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.
In the thrilling sequel THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, Katniss Everdeen and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark have barely returned home after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games when they are whisked away once again by the Capitol. Forced to leave her family and best friend Gale, Katniss is dispatched on a victory tour of Panem with Peeta, where rebellion is seething in all 12 districts.
The Capitol is enraged and ready to strike back . . . as President Snow prepares the most diabolical edition of the Hunger Games yet. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 36 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd, 2013.
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Michael Snydel and Bill Graham. First, we discuss the death of director Jonathan Demme. Then, we talk about the anime film Your Name. by Makoto Shinkai. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream download (right-click and save as…). […]
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