Hot off the heels of Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar win, producers of Catching Fire - the sequel to the box office hit The Hunger Games - have released a gorgeous portrait of her character in the film Katniss Everdeen. Reminiscient of a Monique Lhuillier or Alexander McQueen piece, the flowing dress softens Lawrence's austere expression (which matches those of her castmates, whose photos can be seen after the jump).
certainly thankfully a far cry from those severely Photoshopped Christian Dior ads!
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Liam Hemsworth has suffered an injury on the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The actor has revealed he was injured during a dramatic stunt on the set of the second big screen adaptation of the popular trilogy in Atlanta, Georgia last week. "I twisted my knee. I try to just fight through it. There's so many people standing around waiting for you to do your thing. You feel sort of obligated not to let everyone down. There's a bunch of action in this one. All of the characters have much more action than they did in the first one," he told USA Today.
The 22-year-old Australian actor also revealed he adopted a healthier diet to slim down for the new movie, which began filming last month: "It's The Hunger Games. My character needs to look hungry. A little bit."
Liam, who is also filming the thriller Paranoia, said he is looking forward to taking a break as he has spent much of the last year working. "I haven't had a break in about a year. I've kind of shot one film to the other. And have had to prepare for each while shooting another. It's been a tremendous workload. But I feel so lucky to be where I am. I'm so thankful," he said.
Philip Seymour Hoffman has reportedly been offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire.
The 44-year-old actor is the top choice of bosses at Lionsgate to take on the part of Head Gamemaker after his predecessor Seneca Crane was executed in The Hunger Games, the first film in the trilogy. Plutarch, however, is also secretly the leader for the underground rebellion of District 13 in the movie which tells the story of a group of teenagers forced to fight to the death on TV for entertainment.
If Philip does take on the role, he will join the stars of the first movie including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth who are on board to reprise their roles of Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne respectively.
Meanwhile, bosses are still trying to fill the role of Finnick Odair in Catching Fire.
Taylor Kitsch, Garrett Hedlund and Armie Hammer are reportedly battling it out for the role of Finnick Odair in Catching Fire.
Finnick is the victor of the 65th Hunger Games in the Suzanne Collins book trilogy on which the movies are based and his role is a vital one in the second novel. According to E! News, film bosses are undecided about whether to go with one of these three actors or launch an unknown with the pivotal role. A decision is expected to be made this week.
However, Lionsgate refused to comment, with a representative saying, "As with the first film, we won't be confirming, denying or commenting on any casting rumors for this title. We will announce news wide when there is official casting news to announce."
Filming is scheduled to begin later this year with Francis Lawrence taking over the directing reigns from Gary Ross, who chose not to return to the franchise.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth all starred in The Hunger Games, which was released earlier this year and are on board to reprise their roles of Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne respectively.
Robert Pattinson admits he was "curious" about starring in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The Twilight Saga star has been linked with the role of Finnick Odair - known by fans of the Suzanne Collins book trilogy for being the victor of the 65th Hunger Games - and while he was intrigued at the prospect of being offered the part, the 26-year-old actor's agent insists he will not be appearing in the movie.
"I woke up and saw all these things about me being cast in The Hunger Games. I was kind of curious for a second. So I called my agent. My agent was like, 'No.' [My agent] was like no one's going to offer you that part. I was like, thanks for the reassurance."
Production on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to begin this fall ahead of its planned release date in November 2013, with Francis Lawrence - who worked with Robert on 2011 movie Water For Elephants - set to direct the film.
Robert Pattinson has been tipped to star in the Hunger Games sequel.
The Twilight Saga actor has been linked with the role of Finnick Odair - who is known by fans of the Suzanne Collins book trilogy for being the victor of the 65th Hunger Games - in the second movie in the film franchise, Catching Fire.
Sources told TMT that studio Lionsgate are keen to recruit the 26-year-old actor to star in the forthcoming motion picture, which will be directed by Francis Lawrence. Should Robert take on the role, he will be reunited with Francis after the pair worked together on 2011 movie Water For Elephants.
Robert is due to star alongside his girlfriend Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the last movie in the franchise, later this year, with production on Catching Fire set to begin this fall ahead of its planned released date in November 2013.
Francis Lawrence is set to direct the Hunger Games sequel.
Studio Lionsgate have been searching for someone to helm the follow-up to the first instalment of the franchise after it was revealed Gary Ross would not be returning. So now they have made an offer to Lawrence to direct Catching Fire and are waiting for him to sign the deal.
Lawrence - who has previously directed I Am Legend and Water for Elephants - was up against Bennett Miller for the role but it is thought he was always the favorite because he had a clearer schedule, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Up until recently Ross was set to return to the franchise and revealed he was to make the next film in the three part series written by Suzanne Collins.
Josh Hutcherson can't imagine making a Hunger Games sequel without Gary Ross.
The director has ruled himself out of the running for Catching Fire, the follow up to the hugely successful first movie in the trilogy which tells the story of a futuristic world where teenagers are forced to fight to the death live on TV for entertainment but Josh admitted Gary is "100 per cent" his choice to direct: "Gary [Ross] is my guy, 100 per cent, through and through. He killed the first one. He absolutely knocked it out of the park. Everyone who worked with him loved him. Myself and Jennifer [Lawrence] and all of the other cast members loved him. I couldn't imagine making the movie without him. That's what I have to say about that."
Gary Ross "intends" to make the next Hunger Games movie
The director of The Hunger Games has revealed that he is set to make the next film in the three part series written by Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire, because he has been asked to.
"I am attached to the next film and I'm intending to do it, I haven't had a chance to think about it yet. So many people ask me adaptation questions or 'Who's gonna play so-and-so?' I literally finished this movie Tuesday at midnight, I finished color timing, and then I went into the junket a day later, so it's not like I've had a chance to think about Catching Fire, but yeah it's my intention to do the next one. They've asked me to do so," he said.
Actor Liam Hemsworth, who plays Gale Hawthorne in the film, is very much looking forward to working with Gary for the follow-up:
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