Hunger Games fans will be very much looking forward to the forthcoming release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the hotly-anticipated sequel to the 2012 blockbuster, and thanks to the new issue of Entertainment Weekly we now have a couple of first look images featuring two of its stars, Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) and Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman), as Katniss Everdeen and Finnick Odair:
The sequel begins with Katniss having returned home safe after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (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 (Donald Sutherland) 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 (I Am Legend) and boasts an impressive cast including Josh Hutcherson (The Kids are All Right), Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song), Lenny Kravitz (Precious), Elizabeth Banks (Man on a Ledge), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Donald Sutherland (The Italian Job), Toby Jones (The Girl), Woody Harrelson (Rampart) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master). The sequel is due to be released on November 22nd.