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Watch: The Rebels Fight Against The Empire In New Trailer For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

Watch: The Rebels Fight Against The Empire In New Trailer For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

”It’s a very confusing, conflicted, complicated time for Katniss,” Francis Lawrence told EW earlier this year, and he should know: the filmmaker also helmed 2013’s “Catching Fire.” ”She’s distraught, confused, angry.” What’s Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) upset about? Well, at the end of the last “Hunger Games” movie she was rescued from a secret rebel alliance that left her BFF Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) for dead. For two, she was duped by Plutarch Heavensbee (the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) who couldn’t let her in on their clandestine plan until the absolutely right opportunity. And lastly, in the third ‘Hunger Games’ movie, “Mockingjay— Part 1” she has to become a rebel leader, much to her own angst, chagrin and reluctance.

How is the final book “The Hunger Games” series being chaptered up and split in half? At what point does the narrative break into two movies? Lawrence, Lionsgate and no one else will say, but apparently there’s more for President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) to do. ”There’s more of her than in the book,” Lawrence told EW.

Here’s the official synopsis:

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. Lionsgate presents, a Color Force / Lionsgate production, a Francis Lawrence film.

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.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin and Jena Malone, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland,The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1” arrives in theaters on November 22.

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