Catching Fire Filming Has Wrapped – Francis Lawrence Confirmed

According to Perri Nemiroff from and, Francis Lawrence has confirmed that filming for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has wrapped up! The team is now on its editing process. The director confirmed this during the CinemCon in Vegas. He was joined by Elizabeth Banks (Effie) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale). You can see the pics here.

It’s quite contradicting to the last extras calling in Atlanta. You can read that report here.

Catching Fire is Very True to the Book According to Elizabeth Banks

In a recent interview (with Variety) while accepting her award at the CinemaCon, Elizabeth Banks, who plays District 12 escort Effie Trinket, was able to chat about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. According to her:

“No huge surprises. Effie has a heart that grows multiple sizes. We’re true to the book. Hopefully we’re delivering to the fans. That’s what they want.” Of course, “I spent a lot of time in the hair and makeup trailer, and every day we had that ‘ah-ha’ moment.”

Effie (middle) with Katniss (L) and Peeta (R)

In the first trailer Catching Fire, Effie is still tight up with “manners” and her costume is much more flamboyant. Can’t wait to see the rest of her outfit in November 22nd.

Anyway, congrats to Ms. Banks for the award!