Visiting North Carolina Filming Locations for 'The Hunger Games' Movie
Fans of the dystopian book series The Hunger Games are anxiously waiting the first movie based on the novels, due to hit theaters next year. So much so, that some are choosing not to wait at all and are instead traveling to North Carolina, where the movie currently is being filmed, for a sneak peek.
The film, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, and Woody Harrelson, began filming last week in Henry River Mill Village, an abandoned ghost town just outside of Hildebran, NC. The deserted town drew curious visitors long before it was featured in the movie, but now locals are expecting a steady stream of tourists checking out the site that was turned into Mellark's Bakery, a well known location in the books.
This week they've moved to the old P&M Warehouse in Shelby, NC, which has been transformed into District 12, but the more fans who try to visit, the more the production seems to be beefing up security. According to the local paper, even though filming is wrapping up, they will continue to have security watching over any props or sets that are left behind.
Next week The Hunger Games will be shooting in DuPont State Forest, located between Asheville and Greenville. Filming is expected to take place around the Triple Falls Trail (lower end), Hooker Falls Road and Bridal Veil Falls Road, which will all be closed off to visitors.
If you're planning to do some set stalking in North Carolina, you still have plenty of time; they aren't expected to wrap until August 3rd, but good luck getting by security.