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Hunger Games heads for the stage

Producers are betting there's appetite for a stage version of The Hunger Games.

The hit franchise has proved a winner on the big screen, with films starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.

Now movie studio Lionsgate has said it is teaming up with entertainment companies in the US and the Netherlands to create a live version of the book and film series about a dystopian world in which teenagers are forced to fight to the death.

Lionsgate, Dutch media company Imagine Nation and US-based Triangular Entertainment said that the stage spectacular featuring "innovative and immersive staging techniques" will open in 2016 at a new venue beside London's Wembley Stadium.

Producers include Robin de Levita, who created a rotating auditorium for the Dutch musical Soldier Of Orange and a rotating set for the Anne Frank play Anne.

Mockingjay: Part I, the third movie based on Suzanne Collins' novels, opens this month.

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