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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
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Directed by Francis Lawrence
Produced by Suzanne Collins
Nina Jacobson
Jon Kilik
Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy
Danny Strong
Based on Mockingjay

by Suzanne Collins

Starring Jennifer Lawrence
Josh Hutcherson
Liam Hemsworth
Woody Harrelson
Elizabeth Banks
Sam Claflin
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Jeffrey Wright
Stanley Tucci
Donald Sutherland
Music by James Newton Howard
Studio Color Force
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date November 21, 2014
Language English


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is an upcoming American science-fiction adventure film based on Suzanne Collins' novel, Mockingjay, the third installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film is the sequel to The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and the third installment inThe Hunger Games film series, produced and distributed by Lionsgate. Francis Lawrence is set to again direct a screenplay from Simon Beaufoy. Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen along with Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Willow Shields also reprising their roles.

Francis Lawrence was again hired as the film's director. Throughout July and September 2012, the film's supporting cast was filled out, with brought in to portray key roles. Filming began September 16, 2013 in Boston, Atlanta and Los Angeles.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is scheduled to be released in IMAX on November 21, 2014 in the United States.

Plot

Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.

Cast

  • Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
  • Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark
  • Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne
  • Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy
  • Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee
  • Jeffrey Wright as Beetee
  • Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman
  • Donald Sutherland as President Snow
  • Toby Jones as Claudius Templesmith
  • Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair
  • Jena Malone as Johanna Mason
  • Carol Burnett as Coin
  • Kristen Bell as Octavia
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar as Venia
  • Shawn Ashmore as Flavius
  • Dylan and Cole Sprouse as Castor and Pollux
  • Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen
  • Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen


Production

Lionsgate announced that it will split the third installment of the series, Mockingjay, into two films, releasing Part 1 on November 21, 2014, and Part 2 on November 20, 2015; this is similar to the last book of Harry Potter and Twilight series, which both split into two movies. On November 1, 2012, it was confirmed that Francis Lawrence will return to direct the final two movies, which will be filmed back to back. On December 6, two-time Emmy winner Danny Strong announced that he will be writing the third and fourth films. On January 23, 2013, Francis Lawrence confirmed that he, along with producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, as well as author of the novel Suzanne Collins, have gone through the book and has provided the beat-sheet (outline) for the films and that Danny Strong is in the process of writing the script. On February 15, Lionsgate confirmed that Strong had completed the script for Part 1 and the studio has approved it, giving him permission to write Part 2. The film is scheduled to begin production on September 16, 2013 and to conclude on May 20, 2014 in Boston, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

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