‘Catching Fire’ begins filming in Atlanta in September, Extras Needed

This morning, during an appearance on CBS This Morning, Woody Harrelson confirmed the sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, will begin filming next month in Atlanta.

During the interview he noted, “The part I’m not in is going to be shot in Hawaii, which happens to be where I live. It’s one of life’s ironies.”

As for the Hawaii shoot, according to Tim Ryan’s Reel Hawaii, “after scouting Kauai, Maui, Hawaii island, and Oahu, executives for Hunger Games: Catching Fire selected Oahu as a location for four to five weeks of filming beginning as early as November.”

With filming gearing up to start in a matter of weeks, a local Atlanta casting agency has started looking for extras.

Below is a recent casting call for The Idiom which seems to be the working title for Catching Fire.

Catrett Locke Casting
Currently Seeking

African American Children 12 and younger Light-medium skin tone very thin. Need to have the ability to cry. Want to see distress in their eyes. Would love to see their crying ability on tape.

African American female darker skinned very thin age 60-80. Needs to have a hunched back or the ability to lose like that for an extended amount of time. Also need to have the ability to cry. See the pain in their eyes. Would love to see a video of them crying.

African American female darker skinned tall and muscular age 16-15. Again the ability to cry. Would love to see them cry on video.

The extremely skinny any ethnicity and gender. Please submit 3 pics that shows your thin body frame and women no make-up please. We need to sell starvation and poverty.
Subject “THE SKINNY”

Caucasian women with weathered faces. These are hard-working women that have been through alot. This is where your no make-up is going to sell it. No photo shop show us the real you. We need the character faces to bring the scene to life.

Caucasian men and women that are skinny that have irregular teeth. You need to a a thin stature as well. Please send a picture of your smile for us. No make-up. This goes with the starvation and poverty.
Subject “TEETH”

Seeking Caucasian men and women that have some grip/lighting/rigging experience
Subject “TECH”

Seeking those with some Hair and Make-up experience.
Subject “PREP”

Caucasian Men and women with very thin frames with acting experience/ Please attach pics that show your thin frame as well as your acting resume.
Subject “YELL”

Seeking Children 1-17 very thin frames for the older ones more so. This goes hand and hand with starvation and poverty.
Subject “Children”

If you fit the descriptions listed above then please e-mail Idiomavailcheck@gmail.com please include 3 pics (head and body) age, ht, wt, and all contact info. Please list any additional info that was listed with the role you are submitting for. Please put appropriate listing in the subject box. Attach Videos and resumes as well.

If you have any scoop about Catching Fire filming in Atlanta, let us know at olv@onlocationvacations.com!


  1. […] On Location Vacations has all of the information on how you can apply to take part in The Hunger Games sequel with the working title of  The Idiom.  Before you decide that you do want to apply, please note that we have NOTHING to do with the movie and can’t help you with any of your casting applications.  They need to go to the right contact, included below. […]

  2. i live in ontario canada and it would be literally a dream come true to even be an extra in this movie obviously i will go the distance if required plz email me more info

  3. Can I have the exact location in where it’s filming in Atlanta? I know it’s in Henry County, but is it in a park? If so which one? Please Answer! My friend and I are trying to go there and see the actors/actresses… and possibly be extras! Thanks for anyone who answers this!

    • They are supposed to be filming at the Georgia World Congress center, and a few other places which I don’t know, but if your going to be an extra you need to send in an email, and FAST too, because I know they’re about to start filming, and from the sounds of things if you wait any longer your not going to get in.
      May the odds be ever in your favor!

    • Well I play soccer and today (October 13th) we played at the Howard School which is right across from the Goat Farm Arts Center which is on Foster Street in Atlanta which is where they are filming currently (me and my friends flipped out when we drove up and saw policemen then the set which was legitimately 10 feet from our field)

  4. I live in Clarke County and I have been obsessing over hunger games ever since book one! It would be a dream come true to be a part of this phenominal experience!!

  5. I’m kind of confused. 50% of people are saying that extras are casting in wilmington, NC and 50% are saying its in Atlanta. I’d love to be an extra but the only way is if it’s in Atlanta. Wilmington is too far away.

  6. I live in Atlanta and I can only wish them luck finding skinny people here. “The Walking Dead” has already using what few we had…

  7. Do I just send my picture, resume, and headshots??? Then do I get to be in the movie??? Could someone please respond cause I’ve found about 5 websites with a lot of different info.

    • You submit your pictures, and resume. If you fit the part they are looking to fill, then they will contact you will call time and location. Once you get the location, please do NOT post about it, as they do not want to have super fans showing up and delaying the filming. They need professional actors and extras ONLY, please do not submit if you are just a fan trying to meet famous people.

  8. Hi! I was interested in being an extra in catching fire, so I sent you and email with all my information, but the email wont send because it is saying your email inbox is full. when you have time can you please get back to me? eden.semel4@gmail.com
    Thank you!

  9. Damn it, When I was first told about this, I was hoping I would have at least a solid month of starving myself before they needed the extras.

    • They don’t release the official filming date and location. They don’t want people around set, not only is it a distraction (I just realized how Finnick Odair that sounded), but there are people with bad intentions, unlike you and I, and the fandooommm 😀

  10. I tried last month and again today and both time our e-mails did not go through. I even cut and pasted the e-mail address in case I misread the first letter~ is it an l or and I? Did anyone else have any problems?

  11. IS IT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT MY EMAIL TO THEM?!?!?!?!?!?!? Please reply Ive been trying to start acting for YEARS!! I know i sound desperate but this is big!!!!!!!!

  12. Hi, my name is Amanda Scott and I’m thirteen (13) years old, and I’m a big fan of the Hunger Games Series. My friend got me into them before the movie came out, and I’m so grateful she did! I live in San Diego, California and I’ve been acting since I was seven (7) years old. I use to be in musical theatre but my passion is acting in film. I would be forever grateful to get a chance to be apart of the second Hunger Games series Catching Fire.
    Height: 5’2
    Gender: Female
    Blonde Hair
    Green Eyes with a quarter of my left eye Brown
    Thank you,
    Amanda Scott

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  14. I heard you were looking for a female “military type” for casting in this current “Catching Fire” Hunger Games movie.

    I served during the Iraqi War from 2004-2006 with the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps and was deployed with U.S. Military Hospital Kuwait.

    I love the Hunger Games series and would love to be a part of this movie, especially as a returning
    War Veteran.

    Thank you so much, in advance, for your consideration!

    Allison Travis

    I just wanted to make that clear!

  16. I live in Maui, Hawaii. They should film in Maui for Catching Fire!!! There is this place called Hana that would be PERFECT for when they are in the games!

  17. HI! everybody! If any one needs any actresses i am available
    AGE 11
    HEIGHT 4’11
    thank you! 🙂

  18. Male
    I stay in atlanta & i am intrested in this audition i do have experience i’ve played in a few school plays & taken acting lesson. I am 18 years young but i look younger than my age. I Speak clear english & i am puerto rican & black i always give 110% to what i do as well also very determined.. contact me at 678-682-8697 or Facebook me.

  19. I would love to be an extra. I am 11 years old, I have brown hair, I’m very skinny, 56 pounds, very pale skin, and blue-green eyes.
    email me! My Facebook is Arianna Sardo!!

  20. i am an eighty year old woman seeking job as extra i have a lined face but camera is good to me and pictures don’t show them.


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