Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to reunite with The Hunger Games director Gary Ross in the film adaption of the novel Burial Rites by Australian author, Hannah Kent.
Kent's debut novel follows the story of Agnes, a woman awaiting execution for murdering her lover in 1829 and was shortlisted for the Guardian's First Book award. It has since been tipped for the Stella Prize.
Burial Rites is one of two new films Ross and Lawrence are set to unite on, as they are also looking to bring an adaption of East of Eden to the big screen.
THE 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 is 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 sold over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits cinemas November 21st.
Lionsgate in association with COVERGIRL presents the world premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on November 11th.
That's the question being asked in the dramatic chase thriller, Breakout, penned by Suzanne Collins, author of The Huger Games. Released on DVD this Monday 9th September, the story follows a young mother forced to resort to radical measures to protect her children.
The film stars Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga), Alexandra Breckenridge (TV's American Horror Story), Joel Moore (Avatar) and Silas Weir Mitchell (TV's Grimm).
Forced to flee with her two young children, recently divorced mother Jocelyn (Breckenridge) must keep her family safe from her dangerous ex-husband (Burke), whilst also trying to avoid the law.
With the police chasing her on charges of kidnapping, Jocelyn's only hope is an underground network whose purpose is to aid people in her situation. Putting her trust in Jim (Liotta) and his mysterious contacts may be Jocelyn's only hope of freeing her family and putting a dark chapter of their lives behind them.
With perhaps the final casting piece set in place for Lionsgate's adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, it has been announced that veteran actor Donald Sutherland has joined the cast as the villainous President Snow.
While the announcement comes as a surprise, it is a welcome one for this reporter, as Sutherland has had a storied career dating back to the 1960's and will be more than up to the task of embodying this villain, pitted against Katniss Everdeen and the rebellion.
Filming is already underway for The Hunger Games, will a scheduled release of March 23, 2012.
As minor casting announcements continue to roll in, Lionsgate have announced that relative newcomer Amber Chaney will be playing the Avox Girl in The Hunger Games.
As I'm sure most will remember, an Avox is someone who has had their tongue cut off as punishment by the Capitol. In this case, the Avox in question plays a rather significant emotional role in the story.
Filming is now underway for The Hunger Games, with a scheduled release date of March 23, 2012.
Update: Lionsgate have sent us confirmation to this report.
With all the major roles now cast for The Hunger Games, the supporting cast is continuing to flesh out now filming has begun. The latest? Veteran actor Toby Jones has signed on as the announcer of the Games, Claudius Templesmith.
Jones, best known for roles such as Karl Rove in W. and the voice of Dobby in the Harry Potter series, will be given duties of announcing and promoting the games alongside Stanley Tucci's Caesar Flickerman.
With Deadline breaking the story earlier today, we are still waiting for official confirmation from Lionsgate, although if history is any indication, we can take Deadline for their word.
The Hunger Games is set for a March 23, 2012 release.