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Posted: 3:04 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013

Next "Hunger Games" movie to film in Atlanta 

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By Jennifer Brett

The "Hunger Games" series' next movie, "Mockingjay," follows in the footsteps of "Catching Fire," and will start filming in Atlanta in coming months.

"Catching Fire," which comes out this fall, filmed at a number of Atlanta locations including the Goat Farm Arts Center, Swan House at the Atlanta History Center, the Marriott Marquis downtown and the Georgia World Congress Center, to name just a few. Stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald SutherlandandJosh Hutcherson were spotted all over the place, too, visiting spots like Watershed and Atlantic Station.

The actress Rebel Wilson is among the stars reportedly in talks to sign on to the third "Hunger Games" film. I believe she was last in Atlanta for a small but hilariously scene-stealing role in the ensemble comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting."  

The first  "Mockingjay" casting call for extras reads:

"We have an upcoming feature that requires amazing faces and bodies, and we are looking for people that can bring unusual characters to life.  

Last time for this ‘science fiction trilogy turned film series,’ we had you put yourself on tape but because this one is vastly important, we are requiring we meet each of you in person. If chosen, please know this will be a long shoot, requiring multiple days.

Due to the detailed nature of this film, we are casting this project in stages. This round we are ONLY requesting those to submit between the ages of 18-40. We are sorry, but no children and no one over 40 at this time! (Those submission dates will be released at a later time).

If you are interested in submitting for this project, please e-mail Please include 3 pictures (head and body), your age, height, weight, and all contact info. Please put your gender, ethnicity and age in the subject box.  Example: Male, Caucasian, 31."

(Note the casting call does not specifically state that this is for "Mockingjay" but it's the same highly regarded casting agency that handled extras for "Catching Fire," never referring to its actual name at the time, either).

The Examiner and Production Weekly  have reported that "Mockingjay" will film in Boston as well as Atlanta. The first "Hunger Games" movie filmed in North Carolina. 



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