'The Hunger Games' To Follow In 'Twilight' And 'Harry Potter's' Footsteps — Four Movies Out Of Three Books!

Wed, June 1, 2011 8:30pm EST by 8 Comments
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Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and the rest of the cast signed contracts for four — that’s right — FOUR ‘The Hunger Games’ movies, even though the book series is only a trilogy! Woo hoo!

The shrewd reasoning behind this decision? Profit. Lionsgate saw what Summit was doing with Twilight and what Warner Bros did with Harry Potter and decided to squeeze one more film out of the deal. And we can’t say we’re disappointed — bring it on!

Even though they’re not 100% making a fourth movie, Lionsgate has made sure to cover themselves in this process — signing the up-and-coming cast consisting of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson , John C. Reilly and Liam Hemsworth for four films, reports our sister site, Deadline.com.

This was a smart move, considering both Summit and Warner Bros. had to pay a considerable fee to their respective casts who had only signed on to do one movie per book.

Are you glad there will be an extra movie? Where do you think they should break the third book for the third and fourth films? Sound off below!

Blair Moylan

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    ashley

    Posted at 10:43 AM on November 20, 2011  

    the hunger games will make history the book is awesome and so is the cast .stop hating.its going to be better than twilight get over it

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    daydreamer11

    Posted at 4:20 AM on June 19, 2011  

    its not even John Reilly who will play Haymitch, its Woody Harrelson, right? What a mistake, Hollywood Life! Correct these simple mistakes or no one will ever believe you here.

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    lolhollywoodlife

    Posted at 5:36 AM on June 2, 2011  

    what?twilight and harry potter’s footsteos?are you kidding me?harry potter started the trend and twilight followed as always!don’t you dare even say that again!god you’re so annying on this site!always twilight is the one!wWTF?if you for once treated all the movies as equal (and all the actors) thn believe the attendance on this side would be way bigger!but no,twilight has to take every honor1you know that if you dared daying this thing somewhere else they would punch in the face!
    sorry for my english!

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    golightllyfan

    Posted at 10:56 PM on June 1, 2011  

    wow, hollywood life gets it wrong every time.

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    Becki

    Posted at 10:34 PM on June 1, 2011  

    Uh….this website looks really stupid right now because John C. Reilly is not in The Hunger Games moves.

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    Amely

    Posted at 10:07 PM on June 1, 2011  

    Just wanted to point out that John C. Reilly has nothing to do with the movie… he was rumored to play Haymitch but another actor was chosen instead

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    cara

    Posted at 3:11 AM on June 2, 2011  

    cosign. I really liked the hunger games but I’m over the series already and it hasn’t even started filming the first one! I’m more interested in Mortal Instruments now than Hunger Games.

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