Lionsgate has announced that principal photography on the second instalment of The Hunger Games franchise, Catching Fire, started yesterday.
Shooting will mainly take place in and near Atlanta, Georgia before heading off to more exotic climes of Hawaii before wrapping in late December, 2012.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released worldwide on 22 November 2013, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.
Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig, who is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio, “We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel. The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles.”