Between now and next year, the world will catch fire as actress Jennifer Lawrence returns to the fray as the lead heroine in the two part finale to the epic Hunger Games franchise, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
Sadly, this two-part finale also brought the significant challenges of filling the void left behind upon the tragic passing of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, whose character, Plutarch Heavensbee, has played an intergral role between the second film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2012), and the final two films; Hoffman died on February 12 this year at the age of 46, leaving Lionsgate the task of reworking the scenes needed to bring the right end to a story that has captured the hearts and minds of fans around the world.
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.