The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
|The Hunger Games:
Mockingjay – Part 2
|Directed by||Francis Lawrence|
|Produced by||Nina Jacobson
|Screenplay by||Danny Strong
by Suzanne Collins
|Music by||James Newton Howard|
|Edited by||Alan Edward Bell
|Budget||$250 million (shared with Part 1)|
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, is an upcoming 2015 science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is the second of two cinematic parts based on the novel Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins, and the fourth and final installment in The Hunger Games film series, produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik and distributed by Lionsgate. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Robert Knepper, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman in his final appearance, and Donald Sutherland. It is the sequel to the first part of the Mockingjay adaptation, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which was released on November 21, 2014.
Principal photography on both parts of the film began on September 23, 2013, in Atlanta, before moving to Paris for two weeks of filming and officially concluding on June 20, 2014, in Berlin, Germany.
Part 2 is scheduled to be released on November 20, 2015, in the United States.
- 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
- Jena Malone as Johanna Mason
- 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
- Meta Golding as Enobaria
- Mahershala Ali as Boggs
- Natalie Dormer as Cressida
- Evan Ross as Messalla
- Gwendoline Christie as Commander Lyme
- Patina Miller as Commander Paylor
- Michelle Forbes as Lieutenant Jackson
- Wes Chatham as Castor
- Elden Henson as Pollux
- Omid Abtahi as Homes
- Misty Ormiston as Leeg 1
- Kim Ormiston as Leeg 2
- Eugenie Bondurant as Tigris
- Nelson Ascencio as Flavius
- Brooke Bundy as Octavia
- Robert Knepper as Antonius
On July 10, 2012, Lionsgate announced that the film adaptation of Mockingjay would be split into two parts; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was released on November 21, 2014, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 was set for a release on November 20, 2015. On November 1, 2012, Francis Lawrence, director of Catching Fire, announced he would return to direct both final parts in the series.
On December 6, 2012, Danny Strong announced that he would be writing the third and fourth films. On February 15, 2013, Lionsgate approved the script for Part 1 and gave Strong permission to write that of Part 2. In August, Hemsworth confirmed that shooting of the film would begin the following month.
The film's production began on September 16, 2013, in Boston, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. On November 13, 2013, producer Nina Jacobson revealed that Peter Craig was also hired to write the adaptations.
On September 16, 2013, Lionsgate announced that actress Lily Rabe had joined the cast in the role of Commander Lyme. During this time, there was also a casting call for extras. Rabe subsequently had to leave the film due to a scheduling conflict with the 2014 Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing. On April 4, 2014, it was announced that she would be replaced by Gwendoline Christie.
Shooting for the film began on September 23, 2013, in Atlanta and concluded on June 20, 2014, in Berlin, Germany; the two parts were filmed back-to-back. In October 2013, filming took place in Rockmart, Georgia. After taking a break to promote The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, filming resumed on December 2, 2013. On December 14, 2013, shooting was held at Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. On December 18, shooting began at Caldwell Tanks in Newnan, Georgia.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays Plutarch Heavensbee, died on February 2, 2014. At the time of his death, he had completed filming his scenes for Part 1, and had a week left of shooting for Part 2; Lionsgate thereafter released a statement affirming that since the majority of Hoffman's scenes had been completed, the release date for Part 2 would not be affected. It was initially announced that Hoffman would be digitally recreated for a major scene involving his character that was yet to be shot. In November 2014, Francis Lawrence revealed that there was no intention to "fake a performance", and stated that he had rewritten Hoffman's two remaining scenes to compensate for the actor's absence; Lawrence confirmed that there would be "no digital manipulation or CG fabrication of any kind".
On April 18, 2014, Nina Jacobson announced that filming in Atlanta had completed; the next day, Francis Lawrence announced that production would be moving to Europe. It was also announced that battle scenes would be filmed in Paris and at Berlin Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. Filming began on May 7 in the streets of Paris, where Jennifer Lawrence and Hemsworth were spotted while filming scenes among extras.
On May 9, filming took place in Noisy le Grand, Paris, where Jennifer Lawrence, Hutcherson, and Claflin were seen on the set. It is the same location where Brazil (1985) was filmed 30 years earlier.
Toward the end of May, the cast and crew shot scenes at several locations in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany. In Rüdersdorf, Brandenburg, the crew shot scenes for the portrayal of District Eight in an old cement factory. Hemsworth was injured on the set and was brought to a doctor in Berlin borough Mitte. Scenes for District Two were shot at Berlin Tempelhof Airport, with Lawrence and Hutcherson seen on set. A German casting agency sought 1,000 extras of foreign nationality (African, Asian, Southern-European, and Turkish) and "lived faces" to shoot scenes at the Babelsberg Film Studio.
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