The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was always going to be one of this year’s most eagerly anticipated releases. But thanks to Lionsgate’s brilliant marketing campaign, buzz has reached a fever pitch.
Today, the first The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer was finally revealed after weeks of teases. So, does it live up to the hype? Find out for yourself after the jump.
Lionsgate debuted the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer sorta-kinda-not-really at Comic-Con. But now it’s finally online
While the first Hunger Games and its sequel Catching Fire were exciting adventures in their own right, they were clearly building to something even bigger. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is that something bigger. It’s so huge, in fact, that Lionsgate split the story in two, with Part 1 opening November 21, 2014 and Part 2 opening November 20, 2015.
Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen, who has now survived the Games twice. She’s now in District 13, helping to lead the rebellion against the Capitol. Meanwhile, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) remains in enemy territory, under the control of the ruthless President Snow (Donald Sutherland).
Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Claflin also reprise their roles from previous installments. Julianne Moore joins the series as President Coin, the ambitious leader of District 13. Francis Lawrence directs.
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.