Jennifer Lawrence took to Facebook today to share our first official look at this fall’s hotly anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which will conclude the high-grossing dystopian franchise in highly dramatic fashion. As war rages throughout Panem, Lawrence’s heroine Katniss Everdeen embarks on a dangerous mission to bring the battle to President Snow (Donald Sutherland), a devious dictator with sinister designs for the Hunger Games Tribute-turned-freedom fighter.
The first shot doesn’t reveal much, but it appears that Katniss and her team, including love interest Gale (Liam Hemsworth), soldier Messala (Evan Ross) and former Tribute Finnick (Sam Claflin), are prepping to venture into the Capitol on a mission to take down Snow. What’s more exciting than the actual image is the caption Lawrence placed next to it: “6.9.15 #MockingjayPart2 #Unite.” This suggests that Lionsgate is rearing up to drop the first trailer for the anticipated pic, or at least a teaser, as early as next week.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2 arrives in theaters on November 20.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, with Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland. THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong 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.