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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 8:28am

'Hunger Games' Sequel Boosts Ga. Economy

Officials expect filming of the second movie in "The Hunger Games" trilogy will provide an economic boost to Clayton County, just south of Atlanta.

Filming of "Catching Fire" is taking place over the next few months at a man-made water park known as "The Beach" at International Park in the Jonesboro area. The park was built as the beach volleyball venue for the 1996 Olympics.

The park is being transformed into a post-apocalyptic setting for the movie, which is based on a book about children forced to fight to the death for food.

In Clayton County, the production brings with it demand for movie extras, moonlighting gigs for local police and work for local businesses.