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New ‘Hunger Games’ Book ‘Sunrise On The Reaping’ To Get Movie Treatment

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The newly announced fifth “Hunger Games” book, titled “Sunrise on the Reaping,” will be heading to the big screen like all of its predecessors.

Lionsgate said Thursday, on the heels of Suzanne Collins’ latest book announcement, that “Sunrise on the Reaping” will be adapted into a feature film to be released Nov. 20, 2026. The book will be published March 18, 2025.

Francis Lawrence, who has directed all the “Hunger Games” movie adaptations except the first, is in talks to direct the new film, the studio also shared.

A synopsis of “Sunrise on the Reaping” notes that the story will “revisit the world of Panem twenty-four years before the events of ‘The Hunger Games,’ starting on the morning of the reaping of the Fiftieth Hunger Games, also known as the Second Quarter Quell.”

Collins said her inspiration for the book came from “David Hume’s idea of implicit submission and, in his words, ‘the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.'”

“The story also lent itself to a deeper dive into the use of propaganda and the power of those who control the narrative,” she added. “The question ‘Real or not real?’ seems more pressing to me every day.”

Read more here from ABC News. 

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