Los Angeles, Apr 12 (PTI) Lionsgate has announced that it will kick off the international tour of “The Hunger Games in Concert” from July 12 in Manchester, UK.

Ace composer James Newton Howard will perform a 60-piece orchestra from “The Hunger Games” score and concert will also feature an HD screening of the first film of the franchise which was released in 2012, the studio said in a statement.

The film, directed by Gary Ross, featured Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.

“The first ‘Hunger Games’ movie was one of those rare films to combine epic storyline, memorable characters and challenging musical opportunities. I am thrilled that people will have the chance to experience The Hunger Games again in this live setting,” Howard said.

The tour will visit Liverpool, London, and Birmingham before travelling to major cities around the world. It will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the publication of the first book in author Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” trilogy this fall.

It follows on the heels of the studio’s highly successful “La La Land in Concert” world tour that featured over 100 performances in 25 countries.

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