N.C. Hungry To Cash In On 'Hunger Games'

The movie about teenagers fighting to the death in a post-apocalyptic world was filmed in North Carolina, and some enthusiastic fans have traveled to places where key scenes were filmed. One company is offering trips to those locations, including zipline tours through the forest and survival training. The movie opens Friday.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Speaking of marketing, our last word in business today is hungry to cash in.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

The movie "Hunger Games," as many of you know, is out tomorrow, and North Carolina sees opportunity. The movie about teenagers fighting to the death in a post-apocalyptic world was filmed in the Tar Heel state, and some enthusiastic fans have already started traveling to places where key scenes were filmed. One North Carolina company is offering trips to those locations, including Zipline tours through the forest and survival training. Now, the director of the movie "Hunger Games," Gary Ross, says filming in North Carolina was at times a battle for survival.

GARY ROSS: There were, you know, mudflows and hornets and bears, and we're hanging up in trees. And, you know, there were no trailers; we're sitting on tree stomps.

GREENE: Our interview with Gary Ross and also the film's star, Jennifer Lawrence, will air on this program tomorrow.

For now, that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

INSKEEP: And I'm Steve Inskeep.

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