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Hunger Games 2 starts filming in Georgia

  • The second instalment of The Hunger Games trilogy has started filming in America, according to Lionsgate.

    The film studio said production on Catching Fire began on September 10 and will mainly be shot in and around Atlanta, Georgia.

    Based on the books by Suzanne Collins, the first film was a global success raking in more than $700 million.

    The film is being made by Francis Lawrence after Gary Ross, the director of the first film, pulled out because of a tight production schedule.

    Catching Fire is due to be released on November22, 2013.

    The Hunger Games sees 24 children sent to fight to the death in an annual televised event in the dictatorial nation of Panem.

    The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.