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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

February 2, 2012 at 10:54 AM

“50 days until ‘The Hunger Games’ “

So read the headline of an email I got today. Still haven’t read the book — I know, I know — but will get to it very soon. (For the record, two out of four members of my book group, when surveyed, said they’d read it — and loved it.) But it seemed appropriate to share two bits of “Hunger Games” news today, namely:
— Upon its March 23 release, “The Hunger Games” will have a limited one-week engagement in IMAX theaters. The film was not shot in IMAX, but will be digitally remastered in that format.
— Donald Sutherland didn’t just sit back and wait to be cast as President Coriolanus Snow (excellent name, by the way) — he wrote an impassionated email to director Gary Ross about it. This caused Ross not only to cast him, but to write two extra scenes for him.

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