'Hunger Games' Props In The Spotlight

11:47 AM, Mar 19, 2012   |    comments
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A custom racing seat company that supplies NASCAR drivers is branching out into Hollywood.

ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems is going to get to see several of their hand crafted seats on the big screen this month.

Their work will be featured in "The Hunger Games," the movie that is set to be the biggest blockbuster of the year.

"The Hunger Games" is a story of kids in a post apocalyptic world forced to fight to their death.

The movie was shot in Concord, North Carolina at the old Phillip Morris plant.

ButlerBuilt is just a mile from the plant and set designers showed up at the shop this past summer.

"The art director and one of the prop people came down, described what they needed," ButlerBuilt manager Gary Platenburger said.

The chairs were a perfect fit for one of the scenes in "The Hunger Games," so the prop director ordered a dozen of them.

Several of the workers at ButlerBuilt are excited to see what their finish products look like on the big screen.

"I've got a funny feeling I'll be sitting there with a bucket of popcorn and I'll be going that's them, that's them," said Platenburger. "Everyone else will be telling me to shut up."

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