RumorFix has learned that production on the sequel to Hunger Games has started. A spokesperson with Lionsgate tells us that Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson are all back to work on Catching Fire.
The film will primarily be shot in and around Atlanta, Georgia, with some additional work being done in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii. Production is scheduled to wrap in December.
Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig, who is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio, says in a statement:
“We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel. The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles.”
Earlier this summer, it was confirmed that the final film of the series, Mockingjay, would be split into two separate films.