According to film distributor Lionsgate (September 10), the second installment of the "Hunger Games" franchise, "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," has begun filming in Atlanta, Georgia.
The film is helmed by Francis Lawrence ("I Am Legend") and will also shoot in Hawaii before wrapping in December.
"We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel," Lionsgate's President of Production Eric Feig said.
"The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles."
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is due in theaters November 22, 2013.