Panem Rebels Find Their Leader In The First Teaser For THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1

Between now and next year, the world will catch fire as actress Jennifer Lawrence returns to the fray as the lead heroine in the two part finale to the epic Hunger Games franchise, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

The YA novel-inspired film franchise has become a major phenomenon on the big screen since 2012 featuring a dystopian world in which brave heroine archer, Katniss Everdeen, has become the unwitting symbol of the oppressed people of Panem, against the will of the Capitol's own President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland. The story has evolved into a fully-layered saga filled with action, adventure, romance, drama and intense danger that has inspired fans around the world, and even other independent filmmakers who have grown to immerse themselves in Suzanne Collins's universe. 

Sadly, this two-part finale also brought the significant challenges of filling the void left behind upon the tragic passing of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, whose character, Plutarch Heavensbee, has played an intergral role between the second film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2012), and the final two films; Hoffman died on February 12 this year at the age of 46, leaving Lionsgate the task of reworking the scenes needed to bring the right end to a story that has captured the hearts and minds of fans around the world.

Directed by Catching Fire helmer Francis Lawrence, that story continues on November 12, preceeded by next year's release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 on November 20.

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.
Following its exclusive unveiling marketed by Samsung at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, the official teaser is now online for viewing. Watch it below and stay tuned for more info.


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