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According to various reports, Gwendoline Christie will play Commander Lyme in Lionsgate’s ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.’ She’s replacing Lily Rabe, who was originally cast in the role. Rabe had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Shakespeare in the Park. Christie plays the tough warrior Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s Game of Thrones.’
Commander Lyme is one of the leaders of District 13, the district in the futuristic Panem that is rebelling against the government. She hails from District 2 is a past victor of an unknown Hunger Games.
RADiUS-TWC send word that they’ve acquired North American rights to ‘Paradise Lost,’ which stars Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar and Josh Hutcherson as a young man who finds himself unexpectedly pulled into the family business after marrying Escobar’s niece. The film also stars Brady Corbet and newcomer Claudia Traisac. RADiUS has slated a 2014 release.
The synopsis is as follows: Young surfer Nick (Hutcherson) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches, he falls madly in love with Maria (Traisac) a beautiful Colombian girl. Everything seems perfect until he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar (Del Toro).
THR bring word that the late Philip Seymour Hoffman had one major, emotional scene left to film in the final installment of the Hunger Games series, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.’ Yet, insiders reportedly express confidence that filmmakers can complete the movie in a way that will satisfy fans. A Lionsgate executive tells the outlet, “We’re all extraordinarily sad. But as it relates to production, it’s going to have no impact. Obviously, we’re going to have a couple of work-around issues but the movie will be creatively whole. His performances in both [remaining] movies will be up to the best of his craft. We feel it will be a good tribute to him.”
Asked to expand on the crucial scene that remains to be shot, this executive responded, “Why would I want to give people something to look for two years from now?” The final film in the series is set for release in November 2015. One of the finest actors of our generation, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on Sunday in his New York apartment of a suspected drug overdose. The actor had nearly completed filming of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ set for release in November, and had seven days of filming remaining on ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.’
Lionsgate has released this first teaser poster for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockinjay – Part 1.’ In the next chapter of the highly-anticipated series, we follow heroine Katniss Everdeen’s journey as she leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Donald Sutherland, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockinjay – Part 1′ hits theaters November 21st.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Opens To A Massive $307 Million Globally; Top November Opening Of All Time
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ has bagged the top November opening of all time in North America by grossing $161.1 million. The film slayed the record set by ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ ($142.8). Internationally, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ took in $146.6 million, with the sequel doing double the business of the first film in most countries. ‘The Hunger Games’ topped out at $408 million in North America and $283.2 million internationally for a global total of $691.2 million; ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is expected to do substantially more given the film’s $307.7 million global opening.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ devoured an estimated $25.25 million in Thursday night grosses as it began rolling out in North America. The sequel surpassed by 28 percent the $19.7 million earned by the first instalment on its first night of release in spring 2012. That film went on to gross $152.5 in its North America debut, and many are betting on ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ to take in notably more. This past summer, Disney and Marvel Studios’ ‘Iron Man 3′ raked in $15.6 million in Thursday night runs on its way to a $174.1 million debut. The top midnight earner remains ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2′ ($43.5 million).
Internationally, where it is expected to do much bigger business than the first film, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ opens in 65 markets. Major territories where it isn’t debuting immediately include France, Italy and Japan. The movie, drawing rave reviews, should be boosted by its run in IMAX theaters, both internationally and in North America. The sequel has already made an estimated $32 million overseas. Most major markets posted opening grosses of more than double that of the first Hunger Games, according to Lionsgate. In 2012, ‘The Hunger Games’ topped out at $408 million in North America and $283.2 million internationally for a global total of $691.2 million; ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is expected to do substantially more. By Sunday alone, the movie could cross $300 million in global ticket sales.