Hunger Games selfie! Elizabeth Banks cosies in between ☆Jennifer Lawrence☆ and Simple Bae

It's every die-hard Hunger Games fan's dream.

Elizabeth, who plays Effie in the hotly anticipated third film Mockingjay - Part 1, due for release this November, captioned the picture 'Cuties (and me)' as she took to Instagram to share the snap.

The trio got together to talk about the upcoming film, which is the first of two films based on the third book in The Hunger Games series, written originally by Suzanne Collins as one part.

The actors wrapped on filming back in June, but fans won't have long to wait as the film is expected to be released at the end of this year, with a year's gap until The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.

New pictures of the characters landed this week, with final images of Philip Seymour Hoffman portraying of Plutarch, as he will appear in the film posthumously, following his untimely death in February.

The posters also show Elizabeth as Effie, which was a surprise to fans of the books who will remember that Effie does not appear until the end of the third novel.

According to the Hunger Games fan site, 40-year-old Elizabeth will reprise her role in the film to a greater extent than the novel writes, owing to her popularity.

Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence told the site: 'When Suzanne Collins saw Catching Fire, she called and one of the first things she said was, "There's no way Effie Trinket cannot be in the Mockingjay films."

'Effie brings such warmth and fun and levity to these dark stories. She's the fish out of water in this one and fans will love how she has adapted to the world of District 13,' she continued.