“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” recently had a trailer released, signaling the start of marketing for the film.
The first installment of the Hunger Games’ finale won’t be in theaters until Nov. 21. The teaser shows veteran actor Donald Sutherland, who plays President Snow.
He explains why the Hunger Games are necessary. The trailer doesn’t show Jennifer Lawrence, however. “Today we celebrate the proud men and women who live and breathe their districts,” Snow said on TheCapitol.pn website, according to CBS. “Today we are one Panem.”
Stanley Tucci will also reprise his role in the “Hunger Games” when it comes out, and he told IGN the next film works as two movies.
“I think it does make sense to split it into two movies. You don’t want to cram a lot of information into one. You’d either have one sort of very long movie or…We know those characters so well that we want to take the time to see their progression,” he said.
Here’s the boilerplate that was sent out for the film, directed by Francis Lawrence, according to NOLA.com.
It reads: “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.”