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‘The Hunger Games’ Billboards Catch Fire; ‘Mockingjay’ Casting News

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IMP Awards has billboard art for Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which you’ll already see across the country. The Francis Lawrence-directed sequel, in theaters November 22, “continues the story of Katniss Everdeen and the fictional, futuristic nation of Panem. Due to the events of the previous novel, a rebellion against the ruling Capitol has begun, and Katniss and fellow tribute Peeta are forced to return to the arena in a special edition of the The Hunger Games.” Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Maria Howell, Sam Claflin all star.

In addition, Variety reports that Wes Chatham and Elden Henson have joined the cast of Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Chatham and Henson will appear in both of the final films of the franchise that stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. Francis Lawrence is attached to direct. It was recently announced that Julianne Moore would be joining the cast as well. The third and forth installments of the franchise are due to be released November 2014 and 2015, respectively.