The biggest movie ever filmed in North Carolina (so far) and the most anticipated home entertainment release of 2012 arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download this Saturday, August 18th, packed with enough bonus features to keep fans satisfied until the sequel opens in theaters next year.
Lionsgate Studios announced today that Gastonia, North Carolina native Maria Howell (NBC’s Revolution, The Blind Side, The Color Purple) has joined the cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as “Seeder”, a former victor of the games, in the big budget sequel due in theaters next year.
UPDATED 8/15/12: NCHollywood.com talked to Maria just hours after the official announcement about her role in the anticipated sequel, but we have been asked by Lionsgate to keep that portion of our chat under wraps for the time being.
The biggest movie ever filmed in North Carolina (so far) comes home in one month, and Lionsgate released a new preview for The Hunger Games on Blu-ray this week.
You can watch the new trailer, which focuses on the bonus features, in the player below, and then scroll down to watch the previously released Blu-ray trailer!
Lionsgate’s record breaking blockbuster The Hunger Games – filmed in various locations throughout North Carolina last year – is nominated for eight honors at tomorrow’s (June 3) MTV Movie Awards, while Wilksboro native funnyman Zach Galifianakis is also nominated for his hilarious work in The Hangover Part II.
The Games come home this summer!
The biggest movie ever filmed in North Carolina (so far) arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on August 18th.