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"Catching Fire," "Hangover 3" Begin Shooting

By Garth Franklin Tuesday September 11th 2012 10:01AM

Lionsgate has announced the start of principal photography on "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", the Francis Lawrence-directed sequel to the worldwide blockbuster film "The Hunger Games".

Shooting kicked off this week in existing locations in and near Atlanta, before moving to Hawaii for much of the shoot. Filming is expected to wrap late December ahead of the film's theatrical release on November 22nd 2013.

Lionsgate has also announced a global set visit sweepstakes which will offer twelve lucky fans a chance to visit the set of the film and interact the with cast and crew. Full rules and regulations are up at CatchingFireSweeps.com.

Principal photography has also gotten underway on Todd Phillips' "The Hangover Part III" at Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures. The studio has also released a log line:

"This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off."

All the key cast are back, Heather Graham also returning, while John Goodman has a key role as well. "The Hangover Part III" is scheduled for release on May 24th 2013.

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