The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
|The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –
|Directed by||Francis Lawrence|
|Produced by||Nina Jacobson
|Screenplay by||Danny Strong
by Suzanne Collins
Philip Seymour Hoffman
|Music by||James Newton Howard|
|Editing by||Alan Edward Bell
|Budget||$250 million (shared with Part 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.
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.
- Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
- Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark
- Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne
- Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy
- Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket
- Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee
- Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman
- Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin
- Donald Sutherland as President Coriolanus Snow
- Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen
- Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen
- Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair
- Stef Dawson as Annie Cresta
- Jeffrey Wright as Beetee Latier
- Jena Malone as Johanna Mason
- Meta Golding as Enobaria
- Natalie Dormer as Cressida
- Evan Ross as Messalla
- Gwendoline Christie as Commander Lyme
- Patina Miller as Commander Paylor
- Mahershala Ali as Boggs
- Wes Chatham as Castor
- Elden Henson as Pollux
- Nelson Ascencio as Flavius
- Brooke Bundy as Octavia
- Robert Knepper as Antonius
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. 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. On December 6, 2012, Danny Strong announced that he will be writing the third and fourth films. On February 15, 2013 Lionsgate confirmed the script for Part 1 written by Strong, giving him permission to write Part 2. Later in August, Hemsworth also confirmed that shooting of the film will begin in September 2013. The film's production began on September 16, 2013 in Boston, Atlanta and Los Angeles. On November 13, 2013, Nina Jacobson revealed that Peter Craig was also hired to write the adaptations.
On August 26, 2013, it was announced that actress Stef Dawson has joined cast and she will portray Annie Cresta. Lionsgate announced on September 13, 2013 that Julianne Moore has joined the cast of both Mockingjay's parts to play president Alma Coin. 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. There was a casting call for extras on September 23.
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.
The shooting of the film began on September 23, 2013 in Atlanta. Part 1 is filming back-to-back with Part 2. In mid-October, the crews were spotted filming in Rockmart. 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. On December 18, shooting began at Caldwell Tanks in Newnan, Georgia.
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.
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