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7.5 Million Copies of Hunger Games Sold Since First Movie Trailer Release

The Hollywood Reporter just revealed a Hunger Games cover story this month.

The article reported that 7.5 million Hunger Games books have been sold since the first trailer’s release back in November 2011.

The article included the news that Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth (the principal actors) have signed on to star in the full four-movie franchise. The trio was joined by director Gary Ross in the cover photo for this month’s issue of the magazine. Follow this link to see more pictures.

The article also noted that Lawrence received a salary of $500,000 (plus bonuses based on the movie’s performance), Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Beaufoy will write the script for Catching Fire and director Gary Ross has attached himself for the second film.

During the photo shoot Ross disclosed, “I’ll probably get three or four weeks off before the next one [Catching Fire] starts.”

Fans of the book series know that more new actors will join the franchise to play essential Catching Fire characters including Finnick Odair, Johanna Mason and Plutarch Heavensbee. Who would you cast in those roles?

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