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Lionsgate may make four movies out of ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy.

(Entertainment Weekly) A Deadline report today offhandedly broke big news that Lionsgate hoped to deliver four movies out of Suzanne Collins? ridiculously popular dystopian trilogy The Hunger Games. The move, as revealed by some Lionsgate execs in a conference call with Wall Street analysts, would follow the recent trend of splitting the final book in series like Harry Potter and Twilight into two films. But not so fast, number crunchers. Turns out that the plan is not solid yet, as the focus remains on the first film and how it performs next March. (Lionsgate has no comment.)

But even the prospect of four films has the potential to send hardcore fans into an emotional tailspin. On the one hand, this means more of Katniss Everdeen and the rest of her friends and foes on the big screen. (More Jennifer Lawrence, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland? seriously, this cast!) But the move would also run the risk of offending purists who could bristle at what might be interpreted as the studio making an easy cash grab. Surely they?ll take some heart that writer Suzanne Collins continues to assume such an active role in the screenwriting process. The original architect of this whole universe would ostensibly remain at the center of creative decisions, which means the best interests of Katniss? story should remain in good hands.

In the meantime the studio is staying mum on their four films fantasy, let alone where it might split up the action. So fans will have to debate in a vacuum about which book might be lopped in two. With the requisite SPOILER ALERT! flashing red and making siren noises in everyone?s mind, allow me to make my own humble suggestion: Leave the relatively slimmer third book, Mockingjay, alone. Instead dig deep into meaty Book 2, Catching Fire. I always thought Collins cut the scene in the hunting cabin with Bonnie and Twill, the runaways from District 8 who spoke of revolution, a little short. There?s more tense fun to be had with them and their revelations. Perhaps a natural gut punch of an end to a second movie could follow Snow soonafter dropping his bomb on Katniss that he?s tossing her back in the arena. Boom! Jennifer Lawrence herself said this was her favorite scene of the entire trilogy, and the one she could not wait to bring to life.

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Video: Jennifer Lawrence hates bad boys and thinks Nicholas Hoult is hot.

( Jennifer Lawrence could pretty much get any guy she wants ? girl?s gorgeous, come on ? but when it comes to dating, she?s so not a fan of bad boys. She likes the ?nice and the sweet? and it?s no surprise there, since that?s the kinda guy she falls for in her new movie, X-Men: First Class. But then again, we?d prob fall head over heels for Nicholas Hoult, too?

And speaking of X-Men, find out what J. Law told us about which of her co-stars is Angry Birds obsessed, which she?s still BFFs with now, and which is so hot she continuously fumbled her lines in front of him! Watch the vid!

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Washington Post: Jen speaks about James McAvoy, changes in her life & preparations for 1C and THG.

I really encourage you to read that interesting Washington Post interview. Jennifer speaks to Jen Chaney about her friendship with James McAvoy, preparing to play Mystique, how her life was changing during past year, The Hunger Games and what she does in her free time.

?I?m at the Jimmy Fallon dressing room. I was just saying good-bye to my entourage.?

Jennifer Lawrence is on the phone, explaining why there is so much commotion in the background as we attempt to begin a brief interview. She says the word entourage in a way that implies air quotes; Lawrence, 20, doesn?t seem like the type to take the concept of Hollywood posses seriously. But at the least, she should probably get used to the commotion. That?s because in the past year, this Louisville, Ky. native, has quickly rocketed from under-the-radar indie actress to movie industry It Girl.

First she earned an Academy Award nomination for her turn as a steely teen in ?Winter?s Bone.? Then she took on the role of young shape-shifter Mystique (non-mutant name: Raven Darkholme) in ?X-Men: First Class,? her first attempt at blockbuster fare, which arrives in theaters Friday. And now Lawrence is playing her buzziest role to date: the teen warrior Katniss Everdeen in the adaptation of the popular post-apocalyptic young-adult book series ?The Hunger Games,? which is currently shooting in Wilmington, N.C.

?The Hunger Games? fan fervor has made her the subject of intense Internet chatter and also recently landed her on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. So how is Lawrence handling all of the sudden attention? During a conversation briefly interrupted by the lack of cell reception in a parking garage, we talked about that, as well as her transformation into Mystique and how she and ?X-Men? co-star James McAvoy bonded on-set. (Apparently that involved making fart noises.)

Was it strange to go from doing movies like ?Winter?s Bone? to an ?X-Men? flick? Or is there ultimately little difference between making an indie vs. a comic-book film?

Jennifer Lawrence: It?s all filmmaking. The behind the scenes is always different: you have a bigger trailer, there?s better food. Things like that. I still do the movies for the same reasons. I still love the script, I love the director, I love the character and the other actors involved. So all of the reasons why I was there, they were all the same. It?s kind of like camping versus going to a resort. They?re both fun, they?re just different kinds of fun.

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Zoe Kravitz talks her dad and Jennifer.

( Zoe Kravitz says her ?X-Men: First Class? co-star Jennifer Lawrence and her rocker dad ? a co-star with Jennifer in ?The Hunger Games? ? bonded long before they were both cast in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins? best-selling trilogy.

?It?s funny because Jen and my father met while we were shooting ?X-Men? and we all took a trip to Paris at one point and stayed at his house,? she told Access Hollywood at the ?X-Men: First Class? junket on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old said her dad ? who has been cast opposite Jennifer?s Katniss Everdeen as her stylist Cinna in the movie ? became good friends while the three of them vacationed in France.

?They got along really well, so it?s really funny that they are going to be working together,? she continued.