‘The Hunger Games’ village goes on sale

The North Carolina mill town where key scenes were filmed is on the market for $1.4 million

The town used to film key scenes in the smash-hit movie The Hunger Games has gone on sale.

The abandoned Henry River Mill Village in North Carolina has been put on the market for $1.4 million (£883,336). The town was used as District 12 in the film, the place where Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) lives.

The mill closed down in the 1960s, while the last resident of the village moved out in 1987, reports The Guardian. Town owner Wade Shepherd told Associated Press: “I’m getting too many visitors. Day and night, they’re driving through, taking pictures, getting out and walking. I’m just bombarded with people.”

The Hunger Games remains at the top spot in the US box office for a second week in a row. The Dystopian blockbuster took in $61 million to retain the Number One spot. This adds to the $155 million the film, based on the novels by Suzanne Collins, earned in its opening weekend – making history as the third biggest selling movie debut of all time. The Hunger Games is also currently sitting at Number One in the UK box office chart.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that ‘The Hunger Games’ was not cut by BBFC to get a 12A rating. Seven seconds of footage including ‘blood splashes’ were cut from the film, in order for it to get a 12A rating in the UK rather than a 15, but the ratings body have now said that they did not enforce any cuts on distributor Lionsgate.

The BBFC’s head of policy David Austin has told BBC Radio 5 Live: “We didn’t cut any of the film. We offered a 15 uncut to the distributor. The distributor said, ‘We want a 12. We will cut the film ourselves to get a 12 to meet the BBFC’s guidelines.’ That’s what they chose to do and that’s what they did. We did not insist on any of these cuts; it was purely a choice by the distributor.”