ABC Family Acquires Rights To 'The Hunger Games'


ABC Family has bought the rights to the first film of the hugely popular The Hunger Games franchise in advance of its theatrical release on March 23, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.

TheHunger Games would be available to the Disney-owned cable net 30 months from release, putting it at a fall 2014 debut. The deal likely also includes the film sequel Chasing Fire, which is scheduled for a Nov. 22, 2013 theatrical release, according to the source.

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