In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, we return to the world of Katniss Everdeen—a bleak dystopia called Panem in which the Capitol holds an annual competition called the “Hunger Games” to keep the twelve subservient Districts in check. Every year, each District must send two children as Tributes to fight to the death in the Hunger Games, and the last Tribute standing wins.
Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Petar (Josh Hutcherson) have just returned home to District Twelve after winning the 74th Hunger Games in an unprecedented double victory. No sooner do they arrive than they are whisked back away from their families and friends, to participate in a “Victor’s Tour” of the other Districts. During this tour Katniss finds that the fabricated nightmare of the Games has been replaced by the real-life nightmare facing the oppressed Districts she visits. But under the Districts’ facade of loyalty a rebellion is brewing. As Katniss begins to understand the enormity of her role in the events, President Snow plans the historic 75th Hunger Games—and the fate of Panem hangs in the balance.
Directed by Francis Lawrence and written for the screen by Simon Beaufoy, Michael deBruyn, and Scott Frank, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released into 2D theaters and IMAX on November 22, 2013. This Lionsgate action/drama/sci-fi also stars Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Sam Claflin, and Jeffrey Wright.