Taking futuristic dystopian fashion and fun to whole new levels, Lionsgate’s THE HUNGER GAMES:CATCHING FIRE Capitol Party at Baoli Beach on Saturday evening sponsored by COVERGIRL was this year’s hottest event at the Cannes Film Festival. Themed around 2013’s most anticipated motion-picture release, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, the party was comprised of an exclusive guest list that included the film’s stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Sam Claflin, as well as director Francis Lawrence. COVERGIRL, which celebrated its partnership with the film at the event, provided touchups to party guests. Acclaimed DJ Snake kept everyone in the groove while a platoon of models remained in constant circulation clad in “Capital Chic” attire.Lionsgate spent five months planning the exclusive affair paying close attention to every detail from importing Capitol portraits for the event, to providing specially coded tickets for each guest which included a pin for them to wear granting them access. The night rivaled the grandest celebrations hosted by President Snow.
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Sam Claflin strike a pose at a photo call at the Majestic Barrière at Cannes. The stars are in town to promote Catching Fire, of course, which we previously reported will be featured in whole or in part at the festival.
Additional photos in this gallery feature Director Francis Lawrence, Producers Jon Kilik and Nina Jacobson, and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmans Patrick Wachsberger and Robert Friedman.
Photographer credit: Dave Benett
Hunger Games co-writer Billy Ray has a new project exploring the phenomenon of disappearing airplanes (think Lost or the Bermuda Triangle), according to CinemaBlend. Ray will direct Departure, a sci-fi romance based on his own original screenplay, for his third feature. Studio Good Universe is fast tracking the project, so casting announcements should be made before too long.
Here’s more information on Ray’s previous work and his inspiration for Departure:
Ray’s previous films were 2007’s politically charged Breach and 2003’s Shattered Glass, a tense drama focused on the Stephen Glass article fabrication, which make a sci-fi romance kind of an unpredictable choice.
According to the press release, Ray’s script was inspired by Martin Caidin’s 1994 book Ghosts of the Air: True Stories of Aerial Hauntings. A brilliant FAA investigator in Miami obsesses over a 727 that inexplicably disappears, only to reappear in the same spot ten minutes later. Miami becomes a hub of mysterious aircraft activity that takes a personal turn when the investigator’s wife is on one of the planes involved.
What do you think of Departure thus far?
Lenny Kravitz will be featured on the upcoming season of “Oprah’s Master Class,” which offers “an unprecedented first-person insight into the brilliant minds of entertainers we love, respect and admire.”
June 2 (10-11p.m. ET/PT) - Lenny Kravitz
The multi-Grammy Award-winning artist, producer and actor Lenny Kravitz talks about how his mixed cultural background influenced his signature retro music style and how he challenged the industry with his unconventional image. Raised in a biracial family (his mother is Roxy Roker known for her character Helen Willis on the hit 70′s sitcom “The Jeffersons” and father is Sy Kravitz NBC news producer of Russian-Jewish descent), Kravitz opens up about his upbringing and how his father’s infidelity affected him as a young boy. Plus, he reveals more about his marriage to actress Lisa Bonet (“The Cosby Show”) and his relationship with daughter, Zoë.
Will you watch Lenny on “Oprah’s Master Class”?
Jena Malone has joined the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Inherent Vice (a novel by Thomas Pynchon), according to The Wrap.
Short and Malone are expected to join Joaquin Phoenix, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro and Reese Witherspoon in the soft-boiled crime film, which follows a pot-smoking private detective named Doc Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates a missing persons case that may have larger implications.
Malone will play a former drug addict who asks Sportello for help, while Short’s small role is being kept under wraps.
Josh Hutcherson and Amanda Seyfried discuss what their experience making Epic was like, including animated vs. live action films.