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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Trailer: The Revolution Will Be Televised

6:59 PM 7/28/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
This teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 made its debut at Comic-Con over the weekend, but those who couldn't attend can check it out below. In Mockingjay - Part 1, Katniss Everdeen, in an effort to rescue her friends and put an end to the Games once and for all, will reluctantly become a symbol and hope of the rebellion that is seeking to overthrow President Snow's regime.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' Adds Michelle Forbes as Lt. Jackson – Lionsgate announced today that The Killing star Michelle Forbes has signed on to play Lt. Jackson in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, which is being directed by Francis Lawrence.It's official! Please welcome Michelle Forbes as 'Lt. Jackson' to the cast of @TheHungerGames: Mockingjay Part 2.— Catching Fire (@TheHungerGames) May 6, 2014In the Suzanne Collins novel, Lt. 8 years 9 weeks ago via jetli

The Future Of Hunger Games: Why Francis Lawrence Is As Crucial As Jennifer – Which Lawrence was a better hire for Team Hunger Games? There’s no question Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is a tremendous asset to Lionsgate’s ongoing adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling YA novels. The versatile actress brings necessary emotional weight and pathos to the part of Katniss Everdeen, a freedom fighter tossed into the middle of a war she never sought to enter, forced to sacrifice family and friendship in order to spark a revolution. 8 years 32 weeks ago via brucelee

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Rakes in $25.2 Million on Opening Night; Could Hit More than $160 Million Opening Weekend – There was no question The Hunger Games: Catching Fire would be a big hit.  The only question was how big since it didn't have a 3D boost, but it did have IMAX.  Variety reports the highly-anticipated and well-reviewed sequel earned $25.2 million from domestic opening night screenings, and is now on track for a $160 million weekend.  If it surpasses that number it will break the record for biggest opening weekend for a 2D movie (a record currently held by The Dark Knight Rises, which opened to $160.9 million).  If Catching Fire sticks to analyst predictions, it should handily take the record fo 8 years 32 weeks ago via donnieyen

Director Francis Lawrence Talks THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, Inheriting the Cast, Deleted Scenes, MOCKINGJAY Parts 1 and 2, and More – Opening this weekend in traditional theaters and IMAX is the sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. Directed by Francis Lawrence, the film centers on President Snow (Donald Sutherland) trying to crush a budding rebellion that was ignited by Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) actions in the previous film, as the 75th Hunger Games (aka Quarter Quell) finds past victors competing against each other.

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Francis Lawrence Talks Mockingjay

10:59 AM 11/11/2013 by Fred Topel
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Francis Lawrence took over directing the Hunger Games franchise after some widely reported negotiations with director Gary Ross fell through. Signing on to Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, Lawrence assured us he was going to have some fun in the world Ross established.

Lawrence and Hutcherson think their 'Catching Fire' director is 'too nice' for Hollywood – Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson admitted today that their first impression of director Francis Lawrence is that he was 'too nice' to step in as filmmaker for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' and we talked to the film's star about how Katniss is like her 'X-Men' character of Mystique. 8 years 34 weeks ago via donnieyen

AFM 2013: Sales Art Takes Flight for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – While strolling the halls of AFM, we came across this bit of sales art for the two-part The Hunger Games: Mockingjay movie that's on its way so here it is for you cats who need to consume everything you can to quell your hunger. Danny Strong (HBO's "Game Change") has been tapped to write the two-part Hunger Games finale Mockingjay, which will follow Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she leads a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol in the futuristic land of Panem 8 years 34 weeks ago via jetli

'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Tracking for Massive $185M Box-Office Opening – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is tracking for an opening weekend that could go as high as $185 million when it debuts on Nov. 22, based on box-office marketing data released Thursday. The higher pre-release tracking goes, the less reliable it becomes, and we’re still three weeks away from the opening. 8 years 35 weeks ago via jetli

Why 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire's' Budget Ballooned to $130 Million-Plus – The cost of the Lionsgate sequel grows, with star Jennifer Lawrence's $10 million payday, more special effects and Hawaii location shoots raising the original $78 million price tag. 8 years 35 weeks ago via jackiechan
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