As the first movie approaches DVD release on August 14, 2012, The Hunger Games news just keeps rolling in.  We have some casting updates and if you don’t know what’s going to happen in Catching Fire (my fave of the series) I’m including a little synopsis as well.  If you opted not to read the books or watch the movies because you felt it was a Twilight version of Battle Royale, well you were correct, and you probably aren’t reading this article anyway. But, for the rest of you…

Here’s the synopsis of Catching Fire:

Catching Fire follows Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) as they grapple with unexpected consequences from their joint survival in the Hunger Games arena. That includes: relationship complications between Katniss and her hunting bud Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), underground rebellion forces in Panem rallying around Katniss and Peeta, hoping to bring about the downfall of the Capitol – and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) initiating even harsher security measures, so as to quell the unruly lower-class masses. It also has Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) getting ridiculously drunk and being awesome.


Casting Updates:

Philip Seymour Hoffman (Along Came Polly) – Plutarch Heavensbee







Meta Golding (CSI)- Enobaria







Jena Malone (Sucker Punch) – Johanna Mason







Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction)- Wiress







Alan Ritchson (Smallville)- Gloss







E. Roger Mitchell (Battle Los Angeles)- Chaff





Images provided from IMDB

Catching Fire has a November 22, 2013 release date.