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First look at Elizabeth Banks in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has released a new character portrait featuring Elizabeth Banks as the flamboyantly dressed Effie Trinket. Plus, a new portrait for Stanley Tucci's Caesar Flickerman has been revealed via Digital Spy .

The new image shows that the character’s wardrobe is every bit as outlandish as it was in the first film, with Banks looking increasingly like a decorative toilet-roll holder.

The shot looks as though its come straight out of a propaganda piece from the Capitol, the politics of which will come further to the fore over the forthcoming films.

With Katniss and Peeta now a media sensation, the way their story is spun becomes of paramount importance to the powers that be - hence the first set of posters featuring our heroes on their “victory tour”. Not that Katniss will be happy to be a Capitol poster-girl for long…

Directed by Francis Lawrence and co-starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Donald Sutherland, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will open in the UK on 22 November 2013.

And here's the portrait of the elaborately coiffed Caesar Flickerman, via Digital Spy :

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