CONCORD, N.C. – Shooting for the movie ‘Hunger Games’ is in Concord this week, and there is high security at the Phillip Morris plant in Concord.
NewsChannel 36 was forced off the property when trying to enter the plant on Concord Parkway South Road.
Production for the movie has taken place at a few locations in and around the Charlotte area over the past few weeks, including at the Knight Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in uptown in early August.
‘Hunger Games’ includes actors Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, and Lenny Kravitz. Popular actress Jennifer Lawrence plays the lead role of Katniss Everdeen, a young girl who takes her sister's place in a real-life survival contest.
The movie is based on the novel of the same name and is expected to be released March 23, 2012.