New character posters for Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Effie Trinket and Caesar Flickerman, played by Elizabeth Banks and Stanley Tucci, appear in some striking new images for the upcoming sequel


The Hunger Games was one of the biggest films of last year, but the wait for the much-anticipated sequel has been long and arduous for the millions of fans of the franchise. 


Its November 2013 release date may still seem a long way off, but for those dutifully crossing off the days on their calendars, today there is a small treat in store…

Effie Trinket and Caesar Flickerman – played by Elizabeth Banks and Stanley Tucci – appear in new character posters for the follow-up, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The ever-changing fashion trends of the wealthy Capitol are appropriately reflected in their extravagant outfits, with both characters sporting perfectly-coiffed hair dyed a garish shade of pink.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will pick up the story of Katniss Everdeen (played by Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence) as she and her fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mallark (Josh Hutcherson) embark upon a victory tour following their triumph in the annual Hunger Games. But the announcement of the upcoming Quarter Quell – the 75th edition of the barbaric competition – bears a deadly surprise for the pair as their lives are thrown into turmoil by the Capitol once again.