After the explosive conclusion of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) was rescued from the collapsing Quarter Quell by a group of resistance fighters and her close friend Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) was captured by the nefarious Capitol, fans of the dystopian franchise are likely wildly anticipating this year’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
The third and penultimate entry in the series, Mockingjay – Part 1 won’t hit screens until this November, but Lionsgate just released an unnerving teaser for the blockbuster. In it, the evil President Snow (Donald Sutherland) addresses all of Panem following the destruction of the Quarter Quell. With the Capitol’s typical majesty, he sits, clad in all white, on a white throne. “Your hard work feeds us, and in return, we feed and protect you,” the President intones. “But if you resist the system, you starve yourself. If you fight against it, it is you who will bleed,” he promises. The camera zooms out to reveal a stone-faced Peeta, also clad in white, standing by his side. Has he been brainwashed?
Hopefully, Katniss can rescue him soon, before he’s forced to sit through another Snow talk. Man, that guy is creepy.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens on November 21st.
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. Lionsgate presents, a Color Force / Lionsgate production, a Francis Lawrence film.