Knoxville.com recently caught up with Josh Hutcherson to chat about his upcoming film Epic. He also talks about how the Hunger Games films have changed his life and what he’s looking forward to in the future.
On his life since The Hunger Games:
“It’s been a great experience. Things are obviously different for me than they were a year ago, two years ago or five years ago. I’m still doing my thing, being myself. I’m just grateful for the attention, for all the people that come out and see the movies.”
On the decision to join Epic:
“[Director Chris Wedge] described this world he’d dreamed up, and I fell for it. It reminded me of being a kid and being in my own backyard, playing and using my imagination. It was a chance to relive that experience a little bit. That was a magical time for me, and made me nostalgic.”
On future projects:
“I’ve never been a goal-oriented person. I’ve never said, ‘I want to do this many movies, or this sort of movie, or make it on this many magazine covers.’
“But I’ve always wanted to be a director, and do my own stuff. We’re all collaborating, telling stories. But the director is the one whose story is the one we’re all telling.
“Having some acting success in a series like ‘Hunger Games’ frees me to try my hand at some riskier projects — indie films, unusual roles, and hopefully a shot at directing, here and there. If I’m lucky. And believe me, I have been.”
Head over to Knoxville.com for the full interview.read more
Yahoo! Movies was able to talk with the ‘Catching Fire’ cast and director Francis Lawrence on the red carpet at Cannes. Everyone had great comments to share about the film and Sam Claflin (Finnick) had an especially hilarious answer to his favorite moment on set. Check it out below:
Lionsgate has been busy selling its projects to foreign markets this past week at the Cannes Film Festival, including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2. Included in the information released to possible buyers was a first synopsis of the Mockingjay films.
In MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2, we follow heroine Katniss Everdeen’s journey as she leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance.
Just hearing the synopsis for the Mockingjay films gets me excited! What do you think about this first short description of the films?read more
Hair designer Linda Flowers recently shared a new highlight reel on her Twitter. The video includes her work on The Hunger Games and she talks a bit about designing Katniss and Effie’s hairstyles in the first film.
Vulture reporter Jada Yuan was able to attend the Catching Fire Capitol party at Cannes this past weekend and shared some highlights of the event. The party featured Capitol fashion, colorful food, and Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Sam Claflin were all in attendance. The party looks and sounds like it was an amazing night!
You could tell Lionsgate was going to throw some money at its Capitol-themed party for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at Cannes from the invitation alone. It came in an inch-thick satin-lined white paperboard box with the Capitol seal embossed on the front. Inside was a silver pin in the shape of a rose and a gold-lettered request for the pleasure of your company from “President Snow.” Fail to affix the pin to your lapel, or bring the invitation, which was marked with a stamp only visible in black light, and it was off to the Arena for you! Or they’d just turn you away, and at Cannes, not getting into one of the night’s hottest party might be the worse fate.
Down below, in a vast tent whose insides were draped with red fabric, Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin (Finnick), and, randomly, Paul Haggis sat on couches surrounded by security guards, followed by a wall of people holding out their iPhones.
Still, the spectacle that Lionsgate and event producer Danielle Pelland did manage to pull off was sufficient for a pretty great time. Hanging from the tent’s ceiling were crystal chandeliers along with giant dripping Baroque arrangements of white peonies topped with candles. More peonies topped large Roman columns, topped by more candles. The center of the room was dominated by an endless food table piled high with desserts (10,000 pieces of food for the event total) and book-ended by two three-tiered chocolate fondue fountains, one white and one dark. Behind the bars on either end of the vast tent were framed Baroque-style portraits of the Hunger Games characters in their Capitol finest. Male waiters and bartenders were marked with fake face tattoos resembling either tiger stripes or Mike Tyson’s. Mixed drinks that Les Misérables’s Samantha Banks called “very fierce, very colorful, very extreme” were standard in flavor (gin fizz, tequila sunrise), but concocted in unnaturally bright greens and blues. “You mean that Gatorade-blue drink? It was terrible!” said Hemlock Grove’s Bill Skarsgård. Was he a Hunger Games fan? “I actually tried out for what’s-his-name”— Gale, he said, laughing. “I didn’t get it.”
Read the full article—including how the Capitol models’ costumes were conceived and how the weather affected the party—over at Vulture.read more
X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer posted a photo of Jennifer Lawrence on his Twitter. It looks like Mystique is back!
X-Men is currently filming in Toronto and is set for release on July 18, 2014.read more
The cast of Catching Fire was spotted at the Cannes Film Festival, looking great while promoting the film. Luckily, Francis Lawrence, Jennifer Lawrence, and Sam Claflin stopped to chat about Catching Fire, and we’re excited to share these videos with you!
Thanks to HG Girl on Fire for the tip!read more
The cast of Catching Fire have had a very busy day in Cannes. First taking part in a photo call for the film, then attending the premiere for Jimmy P, and finally making an appearance on the red carpet and party for Catching Fire hosted by Cover Girl. In the gallery below you’ll find photos of Jennifer, Liam, Sam and Director Francis Lawrence as well as some AMAZING photos from inside the party. They definitely did it up Capitol style!
The cast and crew of Catching Fire are hard at work at the Cannes Film Festival. Earlier today Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Director Francis Lawrence, producers Jon Kilik and Nina Jacobson, and Lionsgate executives Patrick Wachsberger and Robert Friedman took part in a photocall to help promote the film. Later in the day they took to the red carpet in support of the red carpet premiere of Jimmy P. Check out photos of the cast at the event below.
The Cannes Film Festival began on Wednesday, with Catching Fire a part of it this year. Their presentation was this morning and pictures have been revealed of Catching Fire cast and crew in attendance at the Festival. Attendants include “Producer Jon Kilik, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman Patrick Wachsberger, cast Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin, Director Francis Lawrence, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman Robert Friedman and Producer Nina Jacobson”.
Check out the pictures below:
ABOUT THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRETHE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson). 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 written by Suzanne Collins that has sold over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.