Francis Lawrence Previews New Scenes and Difference in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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During the Cannes Film Festival, director Francis Lawrence spoke about what to expect from the upcoming Catching Fire movie.

“Lots of new stuff—new cast members, new action, a new arena and a fantastic story,” new “Hunger Games” franchise director Francis Lawrence said. He also revealed that while almost nothing has been excised during the book-to-script transition, fans can expect some entirely new scenes!

“There’s very little that’s been taken out—there’s some additional scenes with some of the characters,” he says, specifically citing new moments between Plutarch (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) and President Snow (played by Donald Sutherland).

Jennifer Lawrence also spoke up the differences compared to the first movie.

As for how this film compares to “The Hunger Games,” Jennifer Lawrence reveals, “Visually, it’s a lot bigger this time. We get a little deeper into The Capitol as Katniss is trying to get her life back together.

For more parts of the interview, watch the video below! (Hint: Sam Claflin talks about a special scene between him and Josh Hutcherson 😉 )