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Lionsgate planning The Hunger Games prequel movie

18 Jun 2019

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Lionsgate is planning a 'Hunger Games' prequel movie, based on a forthcoming novel from Suzanne Collins. The 56-year-old author recently announced that she'll be penning another instalment of the dystopian franchise and is working closely with the…

Alicia Vikander still shocked by Oscars win

23 Sep 2017

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Alicia Vikander still can't believe she won an Academy Award. The 28-year-old actress picked up a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in 'The Danish Girl' in 2016 and Alicia admitted it still feels strange when people call her an…

Natalie Dormer open to Hunger Games prequel

21 Dec 2015

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Natalie Dormer would be interested in a 'Hunger Games' prequel. The 33-year-old actress - who played rebel Cressida in the franchise - said that she would consider getting involved in a new movie in the series only if original 'Hunger Games' author…

Jennifer Lawrence: Sex scenes are my 'worst nightmare'

17 Dec 2015

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Jennifer Lawrence claims filming sex scenes is her "worst nightmare". The 'Hunger Games' star admits she found it "too uncomfortable" to talk to Chris Pratt, 36, when they filmed intimate scenes together for 'Passengers'. Speaking on Late Night…

Jennifer Lawrence wows Donald Sutherland in The Hunger Games franchise

6 Nov 2015

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Jennifer Lawrence's performance in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' is "genius", according to co-star Donald Sutherland. The veteran actor was captivated by the 25-year-old beauty's depiction of heroine Katniss Everdeen in the last installment…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

5 Nov 20153 stars

Long and fairly lacklustre end to the YA franchise that occasionally catches fire

The fourth and final Hunger Games film is upon us, and it really does feel like the end. At a generous 137-minutes, Mockingjay – Part 2 tries to squeeze all it can out of the second half of Suzanne Collins’ concluding novel, set in the dystopian…

Elizabeth Banks returning to direct Pitch Perfect 3

28 Oct 2015

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Elizabeth Banks is returning to direct 'Pitch Perfect 3'. The 'Hunger Games' actress - who played acappella commentator Gail in the first two films and also directed the second - has agreed to return to helm the third in the series, according to…

Elizabeth Banks: Sexism drove me to become director

19 Aug 2015

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Elizabeth Banks claims Hollywood sexism drove her to directing. The 41-year-old star - who has previously expressed her frustration at feeling like she was "always the bridesmaid" in films - has revealed she decided to make her directorial debut with…

Amy Schumer 'moved' people like Trainwreck

2 Aug 2015

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Amy Schumer is "moved" people like 'Trainwreck'. The 34-year-old comic's romantic comedy, which is based on her own unfortunate dating experiences, has almost reached $30 million with its US box office release and she is overwhelmed by its…

Josh Hutcherson hated Hunger Games hair

9 Mar 2015

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Josh Hutcherson hated his 'Hunger Games' hair. The 22-year-old actor revealed he's pleased to have finished shooting the four blockbuster movies because it means he can get rid of his blonde locks and won't have to spend so much time getting his hair…

Most inspiring female characters in literature

5 Mar 2015

Celebrating International Women’s Day by recognising fiction's pioneers, radicals and role models

This week we're celebrating International Women’s Day by recognising inspiring female role models across the arts world. Here we look at women in literature – who stands out and why they deserve recognition as we approach IWD 2015... Katniss…

Josh Hutcherson 'moves on' from young adult movies

24 Nov 2014

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Josh Hutcherson wants to "move on" from young adult films like 'The Hunger Games'. The 22-year-old actor - who has starred in four films based on the dystopian 'Hunger Games' novels since 2011 - plans to explore other movie genres since filming has…

CGI wasn't used for Philip Seymour Hoffman in Hunger Games

17 Nov 2014

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Francis Lawrence thinks using CGI to increase the presence of Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' would have been "catastrophic." The acclaimed actor passed away in February at the age of 46, midway through filming on…

Donald Sutherland hopes Hunger Games encourages people to vote

12 Nov 2014

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Donald Sutherland hopes 'The Hunger Games' will make young people more politically active. The 79-year-old actor believes that the franchise - which sees a series of districts attempt to overthrow a dictatorship - is inspiring for youngsters, and…

Ariana Grande records song for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 sountrack

4 Nov 2014

Music gossip

Ariana Grande has recorded a song for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' soundtrack. The 'Break Free' hitmaker has teamed up with electronic music project Major Lazer for a track to feature on the upcoming film sequel's soundtrack, which is being…

Lorde sings parody of herself

14 Oct 2014

Music gossip

Lorde has sung a parody of herself from 'South Park'. The 17-year-old 'Royals' singer proved that she has a good sense of humour after she sang an excerpt of a song from the cartoon series 'South Park' - which claimed that Lorde was actually a middle…

Judianna Makovsky reveals Scarlett Johansson costume challenge

12 Aug 2014

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Designer Judianna Makovsky says creating outfits for superhero movie stars like Scarlett Johansson represent her biggest challenge. The award-winning designer has created outfits for 'The Hunger Games' and 'Harry Potter', but says that her recent…

Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth for western-thriller

2 Jul 2014

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Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth are to star in 'By Way of Helena'. 'The Hunger Games' co-stars have signed up to star in the upcoming revenge western-thriller, which will be directed by Australian filmmaker Kieran Darcy-Smith from a script by Matt…

The Hunger Games wins big at The Empire Cinemas Alternative Movie Awards

22 May 2014

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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' triumphed at The Empire Cinemas Alternative Movie Awards. Jennifer Lawrence won Sexiest Actress and Best Film Hero for her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in the second installment of the adaptation of Suzanne Collins…

Gwendoline Christie cast in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

7 Apr 2014

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Gwendoline Christie has been cast in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2'. The 'Game of Thrones' actress is replacing Lily Rabe as Commander Lyme in the fourth instalment of the Jennifer Lawrence-fronted film franchise. Rabe was forced to pull…

Sam Claflin wants ghostly encounter

2 Apr 2014

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Sam Claflin wants to meet a ghost since shooting horror film 'The Quiet Ones'. The 27-year-old actor stars in the supernatural thriller about a professor who wants to disprove the notion that paranormal activity is caused by the undead by creating…

Robert Knepper joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay cast

12 Dec 2013

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Robert Knepper has been cast in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'. The actor, best known for playing Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell in popular TV series 'Prison Break', is on board to star as evil President Snow's minister Antonius, according to…

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

15 Nov 20134 stars

Tight plotting and great performances make for a strong sequel

The first Hunger Games movie – with its substantial story and tenebrous thrills – had much more than tween-appeal. Yet things looked ominous for the sequel after Gary Ross, who helmed the first picture with such sensitivity and style, was replaced by…

Julianne Moore joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

16 Sep 2013

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Julianne Moore has joined 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'. The 52-year-old actress - known for playing Emily Weaver in 'Crazy, Stupid Love' - will star alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth after landing the role of…

Evan Ross joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

28 Aug 2013

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Evan Ross has been cast in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'. The '90210' actor - who is the son of legendary singer Diana Ross - will play Messalla in the final two instalments of the Jennifer Lawrence-starring fantasy adventure franchise, Lionsgate…