We all know what each district in Panem is responsible for in terms of helping the nation run smoothly, but how would The Capitol describe each district? MOVIECLIPS has posted a few dystopian ads, one for each district. Check out a few of them below!
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Note: Potential SPOILERS for the books and films are ahead. Proceed with caution!
Needless to say, Francis Lawrence appears to be a hit with fans of The Hunger Games, as Catching Fire is burning up at the box office! Looking forward to Mockingjay, fans who have read the book are probably wondering what the director will do with the next two films. Mockingjay is quite different from the first two installments in the franchise, and tackling an adaptation is a daunting task. WIRED recently sat with Lawrence, who gave us some insight on what to expect with the final two films.
“It’s a weird thing,” Lawrence told WIRED just before he flew out to Europe to continue location scouting for the final two films. “Somehow I didn’t feel nearly as much pressure starting Catching Fire as I do doing these Mockingjays… For me, [this] is the chapter that gives the entire series its meaning.”
There Will Be a Lot More Psychological Trauma
Couldn’t get enough of Katniss’ PTSD in Catching Fire? Thought those jabberjays that mimicked the screams of people’s loved ones weren’t damaging enough? You’re in luck. Mockingjay goes even deeper and darker into the level of mental trauma the Capitol tries to impose. Lawrence is keeping that in there – a lot of it. “To me Catching Fire is the beginning of it, where you start to see that damage and it only gets worse,” Lawrence said. “Obviously if you know Mockingjay, you know stuff is done to Peeta and so there’s a lot more exploration of that.”
The Book’s Epilogue Is Probably Staying In
Without completely spoiling the end of the story, let’s just say that the epilogue for Mockingjay takes us pretty far into the future. Last week when Catching Fire premiered, Lawrence told MTV that he might end Mockingjay – Part 2 with “a very small, minimal scene of Katniss hunting,” but he didn’t say when in the timeline that would take place. Chances are, it’ll probably be in the future, though Lawrence declined to elaborate on exactly when. “The ending of the book and the book itself is just really important to me,” he said. “I will just say that we’re making the book. But because we are splitting it into two there’s room for world growth. I don’t want to give anything away or anything, but we’re being very true to the book.” (Book fans may also take this as a sign that some other controversial character arcs may end similarly to those in Collins’ book as well. Tissues please.)
Don’t Anticipate IMAX — It’s Going All Digital
One of the cooler visual tricks in Catching Fire — for those who see it in IMAX – happens when Katniss first enters the arena. As she ascends into the 75th annual Hunger Games in her tube, the actual screen extends vertically into its full IMAX glory. Expect none of that in Mockingjay. “In fact, we’re actually shooting Mockingjay digitally,” Lawrence said. “We went from film to digital – mostly because it’s a very different kind of story and most of it takes place underground and in District 13.”
Julianne Moore Will Be Your New Overlord
Julianne Moore, who will play President Alma Coin, has already begun work on Mockingjay. “Julianne’s already been shooting,” Lawrence said. “She’s been great.” Moore, who is re-teaming with Josh Hutcherson (Peeta in the Hunger Games films and her son in The Kids Are Alright), plays the tough leader of the anti-Capitol rebellion who occasionally butts heads with Katniss.
“Suzanne…wanted to write a series of books for teenagers about the consequence of war and what that means,” Lawrence said. “When there’s violence it damages people, there’s loss, there’s real consequence. To really get that and to give the series its meaning I think you need to get to Mockingjay and tell that story.”
For more Mockingjay talk, be sure to head on over to WIRED! Are you excited to see what Francis Lawrence does with Mockingjay? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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You have to admit, when reading Mockingjay, Leeg 1 and 2 were intriguing just by their names alone. Well, now we have a face (or faces) to those names! We can now welcome Kim and Misty Ormiston to the cast, and yes, they’re twins!
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According to Dawson News, filming for the first part of Mockingjay has begun in Dawson County, Georgia! The area is known for tax breaks for production companies, which is beginning to make it a popular location for filming.
Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey explains, “Lionsgate has been a longtime partner of Georgia’s entertainment industry. The fact that they are continuing to bring productions including this high profile franchise to Georgia reaffirms their commitment to our talented crew, diverse locations and accessibility.”
Some fans might remember Catrett Locke Casting, the company that handled finding extras for Catching Fire. It would appear that they are seeking out extras for the first installment of Mockingjay– their Facebook has been putting out calls for “The Untitled Trilogy 2 Part.” That is likely an allusion to Mockingjay’s two parts. Recent calls have been looking for “established, distinguished older men” available through the beginning of November, submitting with the tag “Advisory Counsel” ; military-like men for “Command Center Core” ; thin/fit men and women for “Soldiers” ; those with medical experience for “Hospital” ; and, perhaps the most interesting of all, natural gingers simply for “Ginger.”
Additionally, CL Casting is seeking those with flight experience and knowledge of flight control, also for “Untitled Trilogy.” The notices they put out through Facebook are using emails containing Trilogy or Skins, depending on what they’re looking for. Their email list also contains notices, using the code “The Caged Bird Sings” and including notes from The President. (See one here; the image to the left is found on the sidebar of the linked page. Is that our Effie?)
Is anyone in the Atlanta area planning on submitting? What scenes do you think they’re seeking extras for, based on the information given? Let us know in the comments!read more
Yesterday, we learned through the official Hunger Games Twitter account that Elden Henson was cast to play Pollux, and Wes Chatham to play Castor. Both pictured below.
Today, we’d like to welcome Omid Abtahi, who was just recently announced to play Homes. Welcome to the family, guys!read more
Of course, one of the things fans wonder when someone is cast for a movie is how their physical appearance will change to fit the role. Well, we now have our answer for our President Coin, who will be played by Julianne Moore. Daily Mail has just released a few photos of the actress looking quite different on the set of Mockingjay.
As we can see, Julianne Moore now has silver hair! Check out a few more set photos below, and let us know what you think of her new look!
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The official Hunger Games Twitter account just announced that Mahershala Ali has been cast to play Boggs in Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2! Past projects include House of Cards, Law and Order: SVU, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
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We have more Mockingjay casting news for you! Please help us welcome Lily Rabe to the Hunger Games family, as she has just been announced on Facebook as the actress to be playing Commander Lyme in Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2!
Past projects include American Horror Story, Law & Order, and Nip/Tuck. What do you think of Lily Rabe? Let us know in the comments!read more
The official Hunger Games Twitter just revealed a new casting announcement, so let’s welcome Evan Ross, who will play Messalla in Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2!
If you need a refresher, Messalla is the assistant to Cressida and was part of the TV crew who filmed the propos. As far as Evan Ross goes, past projects include 90210 and Jeff, Who Lives at Home.
What do you think of Evan Ross? Let us know in the comments!
Stef Dawson was just announced as the actress chosen to play Annie Cresta in Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2. Dawson is what people like to refer to as an “unknown,” so while many would agree she fits the look, does she have the acting skills to play Annie? We did some YouTube research and found this great audition video the actress did for Dinner With The Alchemist. Turns out this is the perfect clip to watch, as the character she plays must deal with her lover having to leave her for a while. Of course, we shouldn’t base our judgment on this one clip, but for those wanting to see our Annie in action, check out the clip below!
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