Photos: "Catching Fire" world premiere

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US actress Jennifer Lawrence poses for pictures on the red carpet upon arrival for the world premier of the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in Leicester Square, central London, on November 11, 2013. The dystopian universe of "The Hunger Games" returns to cinema screens aiming to harness the star power of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and convey an unambiguous message of youthful rebellion. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW COWIE (Photo credit should read ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

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by JESSICA DERSCHOWITZ / CBS NEWS

KMOV.com

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 8:13 AM

CBS News) -- Here we go again.

Stars of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” stepped out in London on Monday for the film’s world premiere, as fans count down the days until the much-anticipated sequel hits theaters.

Jennifer Lawrence (and her newly-short hair) walked the red carpet in a white Dior gown with a multicolored skirt, alongside co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

They were joined by Elizabeth Banks (in a yellow Jason Wu gown), Stanley Tucci, director Francis Lawrence and franchise newcomers Sam Claflin, Jena Malone and Jeffrey Wright.

In “Catching Fire,” based on the second book in Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy, Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson) are forced to enter the arena once again, facing off against victors of other previous Hunger Games.

“She’s a warrior and a fighter... I love playing Katniss,” Lawrence said on the red carpet.

The film will have a Los Angeles premiere next week on Nov. 18, before arriving in theaters on Nov. 22.

Watch the trailer for the film below or if viewing on a mobile device clickhere

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