There was a rumor making the rounds that the Twilight star would move from one successful teen-novel series to another by starring in Hunger Games: Catching Fire. While I was initially skeptical, it seems that the rumor was indeed based on fact.
"I was kind of curious for a second. So I called my agent,” Pattinson, 26, told USA Today.
My agent was like, 'No,’ (laughs). (My agent) was like no one's going to offer you that part… I was like, thanks for the reassurance."
The Hunger Games was a fairly good movie and I can't say that I know what someone like Pattinson could bring to the film that it doesn't already have. Still, it's interesting to see what type of roles he's going after post Twilight.
Running Time: 2 hrs 22 min
Release Date: 23 March 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth
Directed by: Gary Ross
Written by: Gary Ross (screenplay), Suzanne Collins (screenplay/novel)
Lionsgate announced that a film adaptation of Catching Fire will be released November 22, 2013, as a sequel to the film adaptation of The Hunger Games, which was released March 23, 2012.
Lionsgate has announced the film's November 22, 2013 release date with principal photography to take place in summer/fall 2012. The shooting timeframe was co-ordinated between Lionsgate and Fox, in order to allow time for star Jennifer Lawrence to shoot the sequel to Fox's X-Men: First Class in January 2013.
On April 10, 2012, it was announced that Gary Ross, the director of The Hunger Games, would not return due to a 'tight' and 'fitted' schedule. On April 19, 2012, it was announced that Francis Lawrence was offered the director position for the film. According to sources, the adaptation must be done filming by December 2012 to fit Jennifer Lawrence's schedule. Lionsgate officially announced Francis Lawrence as the director for Catching Fire on May 3, 2012. Two days later, it was reported that Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine) is in talks to re-write the script for Catching Fire. On May 24, 2012, the film was renamed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.