A northern New Jersey blog is reporting today that crew connected with Catching Fire have been seen filming in an area of the Ringwood State Park (pictured left):
A source with knowledge of the production confirmed that crews were filming scenes for the highly anticipated sequel, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” It’s not known whether the star of the series Jennifer Lawrence was in Oakland for the scenes.
About a half dozen semi trailers unloading tripods and other equipment have been seen near the entrances to Ringwood State Park. The vehicles have occasionally caused a backup of traffic on Skyline Drive.
While it’s unknown if any of the talent connected to The Hunger Games is there, it should be noted that Jennifer Lawrence has been in New York City for Saturday Night Live and various press appearances for the last week or so; and North Jersey is only a hop, skip, and a jump from NYC.
As for what they’re filming– only Francis Lawrence and his crew know that for sure, but we’re speculating that they may be filming some District 12 forest scenes that require a snowy backdrop (hence why they’re in New Jersey and not Georgia).
What do you think the Catching Fire crew is up to in NJ? Let us know in the comments!