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Francis Lawrence Reveals that Catching Fire Will Differ From Book

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Updated 08/10/2013 10:32pm
Francis Lawrence Reveals that Catching Fire Will Differ From Book

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Adrienne Tyler


Staff Writer

Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence revealed the film has some differences from the book. 

Fear not, Lawrence said that although there are some big plot changes, he had been working closely with author Suzanne Collins to make sure the film stays true to the novel. 

Spoiler alert: continue reading below if you want to know what has been changed!

The biggest changes were based around Josh Hutcherson’s character Peeta Mellark. 

“We made some changes to Peeta’s narrative. We manned him up a little. And by the way it didn’t take a lot, just little choices to make here and there. The story doesn’t really change, his relationship with Katniss doesn’t change, he’s just a different kind of character,” Lawrence told Entertainment Weekly. 

According to producer nona Jacobson, other changes include the refugees from District 8 - Bonnie and Twill - and Darius, the Peacekeeper from District 12, will not appear in the film. 

The filmmakers have also altered the introduction to District 13 . 

“It’s as agonizing for us to lose things from the book as it is for a fan. I want every single thing in there. But you know what? If you have to give up something in order to give more time to Katniss and Gale or Effie as she starts to feel a conscience, you make the sacrifices in order to serve the characters and themes that are more essential” Jacobson said.

Don’t miss Hunger Games: Catching Fire out on November 22nd! 

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