Universal Nabs Italian Distribution Rights to ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

"Catching Fire" goes into production in September with a release planned for 2013

Everyone wants a piece of Katniss. 

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Universal Pictures has acquired distribution rights in Italy to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the follow-up to Lionsgate's dystopic smash, the studios said Tuesday. 

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Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

"The Hunger Games" has grossed roughly $650 million at the worldwide box office. It opens in China this week. 

"Catching Fire" will go into production in September and will be released worldwide on Nov. 22, 2013.