Hail to the chief and the hotties: More Capitol Portraits have been unveiled from the hotly anticipated sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
As with the previously released “Catching Fire” posters, these Capitol Portraits are beautifully stylized and less-than-typical movie posters that also go along with the “Victory Tour” that District 12 heroes Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) must go on at the start of the second novel.
Earlier this week, the Capitol Portrait character posters featuring District 12 Capitol representative Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) and the “Hunger Games” host Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) in formal dress, pose and lighting were released at http://capitolcouture.pn.
Then, we got a load of the formal portraits for Katniss, her stylist Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) and her mentor Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), and we also got our first looks at Jeffrey Wright as District 3 champion Beetee and Jena Malone as District 7 champion Johanna Mason. Katniss, Beetee and Johanna all are depicted in their portraits holding white roses, the symbol of President Snow (Donald Sutherland).
Now, the Capitol Portraits have been revealed for the loathsome President Snow as well as the handsome men of “The Hunger Games”: Peeta, Katniss’ best friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and District 4 champion Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin).
Still, we haven’t yet seen a portrait or even a nice glimpse of well-cast Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman in the character of Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee.
I know I’ll be keeping my eyes open for that one.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” opens in theaters on Nov. 22.
Based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling young-adult dystopian book series, “The Hunger Games” saga takes place in a bleak, not-too-distant future in which North American society has collapsed and been replaced by Panem, in which every year two teenagers from each of the country’s 12 districts are summoned to the corrupt Capitol to participate in the deadly Hunger Games, a spectacle televised throughout the land.
Much of “Catching Fire” is devoted to the special 75th annual Hunger Games, also known as the Quarter Quell, which take place after the tense “Victory Tour.”
Along with “Catching Fire,” Lionsgate is planning to release two more movies based on Collins’ trilogy: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1″ is set for Nov. 21, 2014, release; with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2″ following on Nov. 20, 2015.
“Catching Fire” is directed by Francis Lawrence (“I Am Legend”).