WATCH: New trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, plus picture gallery
- Lydia Willgress
- 23 July 2013
Phillip Seymour Hoffman joins the impressive cast, alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson
Tensions are growing in Panem as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) embark on a victory tour following their triumph in the first film. Their moment of peace doesn't last though: Katniss has become something of a revolutionary symbol, much to the dismay of the authorities, and so she's called up once again for a special edition of the Games featuring a line-up of previous victors.
While we are reminded throughout the trailer that 'these games are going to be different,' the premise is fairly similar to the first film. Katniss is still fierce as she tries to defend her fraught relationship with love interest Peeta, and the Games themselves follow a similar format, with competitors picking each other off until only one survives.
After the success of the first film it does look as though producers have decided to spend a bit more money. The visual effects look good – including a burning dress worn by Lawrence is several scenes – and the supporting cast packs a punch, with Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland and Woody Harrelson returning to fill their original roles, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman playing Plutarch, the tough Head Gamemaker.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be on general release from Thu 21 Nov.