New pictures from the shooting location of the last two installments of "The Hunger Games" movie franchise have landed online, giving a hint at the growing relationship between Katniss and her childhood friend Gale. One of the set photos shows Jennifer Lawrence who plays the heroine snuggling up to Liam Hemsworth (Gale).
The "Silver Linings Playbook" actress is leaning her head on Liam's shoulder as they sit on the rocks near a river under the warm sun rays. The pair wear identical grey ensemble topped with a familiar brown leather jacket for her. She additionally has her trusty arrows strapped on the back and her hair in familiar side braids.
The filming takes place at the Sweetwater Creek State Park outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Like his co-star, Liam also brings a weapon with him. While the heroine sticks with a traditional, yet shinier bow and arrows, he's equipped with an upgraded crossbow. They seem to be on a hunting excursion as he is seen in another picture aiming at a target.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" will be filmed back to back with "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2". Before the first part arrives on November 21, 2014 and the last one on November 20, 2015, the second installment of the movie series "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" will roll out in theaters this coming November 22.
Francis Lawrence directs all the three films. Josh Hutcherson is back as Peeta, Katniss' partner at the Hunger Games and Gale's love rival, while Julianne Moore is tapped as President Alma Coin, the leader at District 13 where the threesome is seeking refuge as plans to rebellions against the Capitol are set in motion.
While it's still over a month away before the "Catching Fire" arrives in theaters for public viewing, advanced ticket sales for the highly-awaited film are already opened on Tuesday, October 1 by Lionsgate. Since going on sale at 9 A.M. PST, 23% of all tickets have already been sold in the last 24 hours, according to Movietickets.com.
The sequel that will see Katniss and Peeta thrown back to the arena of the Hunger Games in President Snow's evil ploy to repress the shimmering rebellions is predicted to open to $160 million domestically in its first three-day weekend. The first film debuted with $152 million in 2012, posting the sixth-highest domestic opening of all time.