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‘Hunger Games' sequel begins five weeks of filming in Hawaii

Published: Nov. 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM HST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2012 at 7:13 PM HST
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Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in the movie 'The Hunger Games'
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in the movie 'The Hunger Games'

NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An almost guaranteed blockbuster has begun filming in Hawaii. Catching Fire, the much anticipated sequel in The Hunger Games trilogy, is shooting at several locations in the state between November 26 and December 22.

The star of the movie, Jennifer Lawrence, was spotted in character and armed with a bow and arrow splashing into the ocean on Oahu's North Shore Monday. Filming is also planned in Manoa.

"It's a testament to the fact that Hawaii was able to provide the location that they needed," said Donne Dawson, State Film Commissioner.  "They looked all over the state and other jurisdictions and settled on several spots here on Oahu."

The movie, by Lionsgate Films, is set to be released in late 2013.

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