"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" director previews new scenes

Director Francis Lawrence and actors Jennifer Lawrence, Sam Claflin and Liam Hemsworth attend "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" party during the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival at Baoli Beach on May 18, 2013, in Cannes, France.
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The 2013 Cannes Film Festival played host to the cast and crew of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," and at a party celebrating the sequel, the cast opened up in Stella Artois' Cannes Connoisseur Series about the new movie and what fans can expect!

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"Lots of new stuff -- new cast members, new action, a new arena and a fantastic story," new "Hunger Games" franchise director Francis Lawrence said. He also revealed that while almost nothing has been excised during the book-to-script transition, fans can expect some entirely new scenes!

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"There's very little that's been taken out -- there's some additional scenes with some of the characters," he says, specifically citing new moments between Plutarch (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) and President Snow (played by Donald Sutherland).

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As for how this film compares to "The Hunger Games," Jennifer Lawrence reveals, "Visually, it's a lot bigger this time. We get a little deeper into The Capitol as Katniss is trying to get her life back together."

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