News

Shooting wraps on final ‘Hunger Games’ installment

Shooting wraps on final ‘Hunger Games’ installment

CUE THE CREDITS: The cast of"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," including actor Donald Sutherland, director Francis Lawrence, actors Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, Sam Clafin and Josh Hutcherson pose for photographers during a photo call for Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 17. Photo: Associated Press/Alastair Grant

“The Hunger Games” stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson and Sam Claflin bid an emotional farewell to the franchise as filming on the final installment came to an end on Friday.

The cast of the blockbuster movie series shot their final scene for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” in Europe and producer Nina Jacobson photographed a group hug between castmembers Lawrence, Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as the foursome said their goodbyes.

Claflin, who joined the cast for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” last year, also expressed his thanks to his co-stars and fans of the book-to-big screen franchise.

He wrote, “I just want/need to express my many thanks to everyone (cast, crew & fans) who have worked so hard for so long to make The Hunger Games experience what it is. But for also trusting me enough to let me be part of it. I feel privileged, honored and so very lucky to have shared this opportunity with so many passionate & talented people. #dreamjob”

The final book of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian series, “Mockingjay,” has been split into two films, with the first premiering this November, and the fourth and final movie debuting in November, 2015.

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Local

Faith Coalition Backs Manar’s Education Funding Reforms

Fresh
Faith Coalition Logo copy

Faith Coalition: Republicans Need to Support Manar's proposal.

2 hours ago in Local

Downtown Y To Debut Youth Fitness Center

Fresh
Logo_blue_cmyk

A new way for youth to possibly get interested in fitness will officially be unveiled next week at the Springfield YMCA’s downtown branch.

6 hours ago in Local

State Police Emphasize Speed, DUI, Seat Belts

seat belt

Click It or Ticket, Border to Border

6 hours ago in Local

Jurors Drain County Resources

gavel2

Five-month total exceeds last fiscal year

6 hours ago in Local

Inmate: Drew Admitted Killing Stacy

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Murder-for-hire trial in Randolph County