Spoiler alert: If you haven’t read Mockingjay and don’t have a desire to know what happens in the second half of the book, you probably shouldn’t read this post. READ FULL STORY
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Jennifer Lawrence is bringing her vocals to The Hunger Games film series once more, whether she likes it or not.
In The Hunger Games, Katniss sings “Rue’s Lullaby” to say goodbye to her friend and late District 11 tribute. In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, Katniss sings “The Hanging Tree,” which she learned from her father. The song becomes an anthem for the revolution against the capitol. The lyrics are from the book, written by Suzanne Collins. The Lumineers, known for hits such as “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love,” wrote the melody for its big-screen debut.
In an interview with AOL, director Francis Lawrence said his lead actress wasn’t thrilled about having to sing: “Jen was not happy she had to sing it all day long. She cried a little bit in the morning.” For what it’s worth, we think it turned out pretty well. Take a listen, here:
Hey, Mockingjay: you seem to have spilled a little Game of Thrones in my Hunger Games.
A new teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was released on Twitter Wednesday after fans unlocked it.
Backed by Lorde, the video, titled “Return to District 12,” opens with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) boarding an aircraft. “She won’t be able to handle it,” a female voiceover says. “The games destroyed her.”
“We need to make it personal for her,” the male voiceover responds. “Let her see what the Capitol did to District 12.” That’s exactly where she goes. Her hometown is completely decimated.
The video ends on an eerie note as Katniss discovers a white rose from President Snow. The message: The battle is far from over.
Mockingjay hits theaters Nov. 21. Until then, watch the teaser here.
After several Mockingjay posters featuring a variety of characters (and one displaying the heroine’s back), Katniss Everdeen is finally front and center in the final poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) looks fierce—does she ever not?—posed in front of a flaming Mockingjay symbol, the wings seeming to belong to her body. She’s prepared for battle, with armor, arrows, and what looks to to be a knife in her hand.
The girl on fire is ready. Now all we need is the movie, which hits theaters Nov. 21.
Update: A trailer is also coming in five days, according to a teaser, in which Katniss stares fearfully at a white rose.
In addition to giving fans a glimpse at a solemn-looking, crossbow-wielding Gale, the newest posters from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 introduce a whole bunch of unfamiliar faces, including Natalie Dormer’s Cressida and her vine head tattoo. Though Dormer did keep some of her hair in contrast to book Cressida, she told EW back in January: “I’m actually really pleased that we went halfway because I think it’s more the Capitol… and that’s where Cressida comes from.”
While an earlier set of posters were stark, showing characters like Effie and Haymitch against the backdrop of District 13, these are defiant and militaristic. Each character’s decked out in protective gear, and Mockingjay wings appear to be growing out of each character’s back. It makes sense: these are the characters that are following Katniss into war zones.
Julianne Moore is a big fan of the Hunger Games series, so much so that she directly approached Mockingjay – Part 1 director Francis Lawrence about securing the role of President Alma Coin, the tenacious leader of District 13 who leads the revolution against the Capitol.
“She actually sort of tracked us down and had an interest in the books through her kids,” Lawrence says.
The Golden Globe winner’s interest acted as an audition, he notes.
“She didn’t audition. Once we knew she wanted it, that was it—done,” Lawrence says, laughing. “I sat down with her, she had great ideas, we got along and that was it.”
President Coin—who becomes reluctant allies with Katniss Everdeen in the rebellion’s efforts to overthrow President Snow—was written by author Suzanne Collins through Katniss’s perspective as narrator; she is perceived as ambitious and egotistical. But with Moore’s involvement, Lawrence says, the gray-haired politician’s role in his two-part finale has expanded significantly beyond her portrayal in the bestselling Hunger Games series..
“There’s more of her in this than in the book, and because of that, there’s some development,” Lawrence says. “I think the character has developed into something pretty amazing. And Julianne was a big part of that.”
The Hunger Games:Mockingjay – Part 1 is slated for release on Nov. 21, 2014.
For more on Mockingjay – Part 1, pick up Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Movie Preview issue, on stands now.
'Hunger Games' meets 'Game of Thrones': Gwendoline Christie replacing Lily Rabe in 'Mockingjay - Part 2'
Gwendoline Christie will be taking some of her warrior persona from Game of Thrones into the Hunger Games franchise with the news Friday that she will replace actress Lily Rabe as Commander Lyme in the final installment in the franchise: Mockingjay – Part 2.
American actress Rabe (American Horror Story) had to drop out of the lucrative series due to a previous commitment to perform Much Ado about Nothing opposite Hamish Linklater at Shakespeare in the Park this summer in New York. READ FULL STORY
The third installment of the Hunger Games film franchise has an utterly unwieldy title (what hast thou wrought, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1?) — and, as of today, a cool new poster that marries the book’s memorable cover image with a healthy dose of flames. It’s also reminiscent of Catching Fire‘s first “motion poster,” as well as a similar image released way back in July 2011 to promote the first Hunger Games movie
In other words: The campaign begins as it always begins… but if Mockingjay the novel is any indication, the film’s advertisements may start treading new ground as its release date draws closer. (At the very least, Capitol Couture propaganda wouldn’t make sense for these last two movies — right?)
Check it out below — and may the odds be ever in your favor:
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