The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –
Part 1
Teaser poster
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Produced by Nina Jacobson
Jon Kilik
Screenplay by Danny Strong
Peter Craig[1]
Based on Mockingjay 
by Suzanne Collins
Starring Jennifer Lawrence
Josh Hutcherson
Liam Hemsworth
Woody Harrelson
Elizabeth Banks
Julianne Moore
Jeffrey Wright
Jena Malone
Sam Claflin
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Stef Dawson
Donald Sutherland
Willow Shields
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Jo Willems
Editing by Alan Edward Bell
Mark Yoshikawa
Studio Color Force
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release dates
  • November 21, 2014 (2014-11-21)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $250 million (shared with Part 2)[2]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is an upcoming 2014 science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Danny Strong. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins, and the third installment in The Hunger Games film series. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. It is the sequel to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and will be followed by the concluding entry, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. The film landed atop of Fandango's list of most-anticipated films for 2014.[3]


Katniss Everdeen reluctantly leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates to the point of destruction of the other districts by the Capitol, Katniss must decide for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.




On July 10, 2012, Lionsgate announced that novel Mockingjay will be split into two parts, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is set to be released on November 21, 2014 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 on November 20, 2015.[13] On November 1, 2012, it was confirmed that Francis Lawrence, the director of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, will return to direct both the final parts in the series.[14] On December 6, 2012, Danny Strong announced that he will be writing the third and fourth films.[15] On February 15, 2013 Lionsgate confirmed the script for Part 1 written by Strong, giving him permission to write Part 2.[16] Later in August, Hemsworth also confirmed that shooting of the film will begin in September 2013.[17] The film's production began on September 16, 2013 in Boston, Atlanta and Los Angeles.[18] On November 13, 2013, Nina Jacobson revealed that Peter Craig was also hired to write the adaptations.[1]


On August 26, 2013, it was announced that actress Stef Dawson has joined cast and she will portray Annie Cresta.[5] Lionsgate announced on September 13, 2013 that Julianne Moore has joined the cast of both Mockingjay's parts to play president Alma Coin.[4] Over the next month, Lily Rabe, Patina Miller, Mahershala Ali, Wes Chatham, and Elden Henson joined the cast to play as Commander Lyme, Commander Paylor, Boggs, Castor, and Pollux, Lionsgate announced.[9][10][11] There was a casting call for extras on September 23.[19]

On April 4, 2014, it was announced that due to a scheduling conflict with Lily Rabe, the role of Commander Lyme would be instead be played by Gwendoline Christie.[8]


The shooting of the film began on September 23, 2013 in Atlanta. Part 1 is filming back-to-back with Part 2.[20] In mid-October, the crews were spotted filming in Rockmart.[21] The crew and cast took a break to promote The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and filming resumed on December 2, 2013. On December 14, 2013 shooting took place at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta.[22] On December 18, shooting began at Caldwell Tanks in Newnan, Georgia.[23]

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays Plutarch Heavensbee in the film, died on February 2, 2014 in New York. Lionsgate released a statement stating that Hoffman had completed filming his scenes for Part 1 prior to his death.[24][25]


Lionsgate will release The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 on November 20, 2015.[26]

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  1. ^ a b "Exclusive: The Hob Interviews Francis Lawrence, Nina Jacobson & Jon Kilik at World Premiere". The Hob. November 13, 2013. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (January 22, 2014). "Lionsgate Pushing ‘Mockingjay’ Toward ‘Iron Man 3′ Box Office". Variety. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ Derschowitz, Jessica (December 31, 2013). ""The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" named Fandango's most-anticipated film of 2014 - CBS News". CBS News. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Julianne Moore Joins 'The Hunger Games'". September 13, 2013. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Ford, Rebecca (August 26, 2013). "Australian Actress Stef Dawson Joins 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Highfill, Samantha (August 22, 2013). "'Game of Thrones' star Natalie Dormer cast as Cressida in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Strecker, Erin (August 27, 2013). "'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay': Messalla cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Mike Fleming, Jr (April 4, 2014). "‘Game Of Thrones’ Actress Gwendoline Christie Replacing Lily Rabe In ‘Hunger Games’". Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Broadway's Patina Miller Joins 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1 & 2'". September 18, 2013. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Wilkinson, Amy (September 20, 2013). "'Mockingjay' Recruits Mahershala Ali As Boggs". Hollywood Crush. MTV. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Wes Chatham, Elden Henson Join 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Films". September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  12. ^ Highfill, Samantha (December 11, 2013). "'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay': Robert Knepper cast as...Antonius?". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "'Mockingjay' to be split into two movies, release dates announced". July 10, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Exclusive: Francis Lawrence to Direct Remainder of The Hunger Games Franchise with Two-Part Adaptation of Mockingjay". November 1, 2012. 
  15. ^ Busis, Hillary (December 6, 2012). "Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes): 'Game Change' (and 'Mockingjay') writer Danny Strong on his biggest year". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  16. ^ Kit, Borys (February 15, 2013). "'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Screenwriter Danny Strong to Begin Work on Part 2 (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Liam Hemsworth Talks 'Mockingjay,' Confirms Filming Starts September". August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  18. ^ "'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' to begin production in September". April 8, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  19. ^ "A new 'Mockingjay' casting call for extras". September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  20. ^ "'Mockingjay' Movie Starts Filming In Atlanta; Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth Spotted On 'The Hunger Games' Set". September 24, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  21. ^ "‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ filming in Rockmart, GA this week". October 23, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  22. ^ "‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ seems to be filming at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta tonight". December 14, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  23. ^ Hartsell, Bradley (19 December 2013). "‘Hunger Games 3’ Begins Filming At Caldwell Tanks". Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  24. ^ Celona, Larry; Bruce Golding (February 2, 2014). "Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead with needle in arm: cops". New York Post. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  25. ^ Sullivan, Kevin P. (February 2, 2014). "'Hunger Games' Studio Reacts To Philip Seymour Hoffman Death". MTV. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  26. ^ "'Mockingjay' Release Date: 'Catching Fire' Sequel Part 1 & Part 2 Premieres Revealed; 'Hunger Games' Storms Box Office". International Digital Times. iDigital Times. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 

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