(CBS) -- 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!
“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!
“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).
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.”