Elizabeth Banks' Effie Trinket is ready for her close-up.
In what is being billed as the first of several official "Capitol Portraits," a new photo has been released touting Catching Fire, the buzzy follow-up to last year's $686 million-grossing blockbuster The Hunger Games.
In the image, which was posted on Facebook Monday, the Capitol's flamboyant maven flashes her signature outré style as she sits, monarch-like, on a chair while rocking some distinctly nonaristocratic duds.
Looking like a sartorial bouquet gone bonkers, Effie is dolled up in a profusion of layered red fabric (yep, down to her shoes), her salmon hair primped into an imposing coif. The stunning frock is from Alexander McQueen's Fall/Winter 2012 collection.
Catching Fire burns up theaters on Nov. 21.
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