The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire SynopsisThe 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.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Release Date
In Theaters November 22, 2013
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Credits
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Lenny Kravitz (Cinna), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee), Jeffrey Wright (Beetee), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Jena Malone (Johanna Mason) with Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman), and Donald Sutherland (President Snow)
Written by: Simon Beaufoy, Michael deBruyn, and Scott Frank
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Produced by: Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilikv
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
External Info: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Official Website
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