Lionsgate announced today (Singapore time) that Francis Lawrence, who is currently busy with directing Catching Fire, has officially signed on to direct both Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 which is currently slated for a release on November 21, 2014, for Part 1 and Part 2 on November 20, 2015, in USA.
Francis Lawrence’s previous works in directing includes I Am Legend and Water For Elephants.
Meanwhile, Emmy winning scriptwriter Danny Strong will be writing the script for Mockingjay Part 1 and 2.
We reckon Francis Lawrence must be doing something right for Lionsgate to stick with him to direct Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 too. At the very leas, there will be a sense of continuity throughout Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part 1 and 2.
What do you think of Francis Lawrence to direct Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 too, in addition to Catching Fire?
The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.
Jennifer Lawrence is one of the young rising stars in Hollywood to take note of and Vulture certainly didn’t miss this fact.
In fact, Vulture listed Jennifer Lawrence at No. 16 on their 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars list, stating Jennifer Lawrence as a bombshell whom everyone will be able to relate to.
Jennifer Lawrence introduced herself to critics and indie audiences when she won an Oscar nomination for her role in the acclaimed 2010 drama Winter’s Bone, but it took the rest of America a little longer to learn her name: That red Calvin Klein dress she wore to the Oscars helped a little, and then getting cast as Katniss Everdeen in the massively popular Hunger Games franchise did the rest. The first movie in the series grossed half a billion worldwide and cemented Lawrence’s ability to anchor both popcorn flicks and art house fare (and to imbue each with her strengths in the other), a dual talent that results in a high overall studio value.
Equally at home with the understated drama of Winter’s Bone as she is inhabiting an electric blue, semi-nude mutant Mystique in X-Men: First Class, she’s got significant audience recognition from winning visits to late-night talk shows and frequent appearances in mass-appeal glossy magazines. She’s also got a great likeability score, thanks to both her sex appeal and her chilled-out custodial duties as the head of the Hunger Games franchise. With a slew of high-profile roles, including sequels to both the X-Men and Hunger Games franchises in Lawrence’s near future, the odds will almost certainly be forever in her favor.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate has released the films’ USA release dates for “Mockingjay”, the last in “The Hunger Games” trilogy, which will be split into two films.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will bow worldwide November 21, 2014, followed by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 on November 20, 2015. The first sequel, Catching Fire, is coming out November 22, 2013. The original Hunger Games bowed March 23 and has grossed $404.4 million at the domestic box office and $678.2 million worldwide.
What do you think of “Mockingjay” being split in two films and where do you think they will do the split?
‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.