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17 things you never knew about The Hunger Games

22 November 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The beginning of the end is nigh for Hunger Games fans – Mockingjay: Part 1 is out in cinemas now, and for our money it's the best in the series yet.

Fans of Suzanne Collins' book trilogy and the Lionsgate adaptations are about as dedicated as they come, as we discovered earlier this month at the film's world premiere in London.

But we've set ourselves the challenge of uncovering a few tidbits that might not be widely known. Below are 17 things you probably never knew about The Hunger Games.

1. The three-fingered salute has become iconic for Hunger Games fans, first seen as a gesture of solidarity in District 12 and later adopted by Katniss as a revolutionary gesture. But its significance reached new levels this year when the salute was adopted as a form of silent resistance by protestors in Thailand this year, and subsequently banned by the military.

2. Author Suzanne Collins »

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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Producer and Director Talk the Movie's Secret Behind-the-Scenes Weapon

21 November 2014 6:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Hunger Games movies are more than capable of standing on their own merits, but great movies don't automatically equal great success. A good movie isn't always good enough -- you have to have a smart distributor that knows how to build awareness and embrace the existing fan base, while also luring in new fans. There aren't very many franchises that pull off this kind of hat trick and become global pop-culture phenomena, but The Hunger Games is unquestionably one of them. So when we sat down with producer Nina Jacobson and director Francis Lawrence ahead of the premiere of Mockingjay -- Part 1, we wanted to pick their brain about the secret weapon that cooks up all those stunning posters and intense trailers that keep fans consistently craving...

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- Peter Hall

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Listen To Jennifer Lawrence Sing "The Hanging Tree" From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

21 November 2014 2:39 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, »

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"Tinker" Scribe To Adapt "The Goldfinch"

19 November 2014 8:17 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. and RatPac Entertainment have hired Peter Straughan ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy") to pen an adaptation of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch".

The story takes place over two decades and follows a thirteen-year-old boy who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

He survives the explosion, steals the Carel Fabritius painting the Goldfinch, gets taken in by an Upper East Side family and eventually reunites with his alcoholic gambling addict father.

Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Ratner are producing.

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- Garth Franklin

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'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Writer to Tackle 'Goldfinch' Movie Adaptation

19 November 2014 4:36 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Peter Straughan, the writer who was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, has been tapped to adapt Donna Tartt's popular novel The Goldfinch, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Nina Jacobson's Color Force is producing the adaptation, which is set up at Warner Bros. with RatPac also producing and financing. Goldfinch centers on a 13-year-old boy who loses his mother in a museum bombing, steals a painting ("The Goldfinch," painted by Carel Fabritius in 1654) and then spends his adulthood trying to unravel its mystery. Along the way, he gets adopted by a

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- Borys Kit

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'The Goldfinch' Brings on 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Writer

19 November 2014 3:52 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has hired screenwriter Peter Straughan (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) to write the screenplay adaptation for Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch.

The news comes just four months after Warner Bros. entered talks to acquire the rights to this novel, which takes place over a two-decade period. The story follows a 13-year-old boy who loses his mother during a bombing at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The boy ends up surviving the explosion and steals the famous Carel Fabritius painting The Goldfinch. He ends up being taken in by an Upper East Side family before reuniting with his alcoholic birth father, who takes him to Las Vegas.

Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1), Brett Ratner (Tower Heist) and Bradford Simpson (World War Z) are producing the adaptation. The book was first published last fall, and has been on the New York Times best seller list for 39 weeks.

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Warner Bros. Taps Peter Straughan to Adapt ‘Goldfinch’

19 November 2014 2:37 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. and Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment have tapped Peter Straughan to adapt Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Goldfinch.”

Straughan adapted John le Carre’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.” Courtenay Valenti and Racheline Benveniste are overseeing for Warner Bros.

Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Ratner are producing.

The book was published last fall and has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 39 weeks.

The story, which takes place over two decades, follows a 13-year-old boy who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He survives the explosion, steals the Carel Fabritius painting the Goldfinch, gets taken in by an Upper East Side family and eventually reunites with his father, an alcoholic gambling addict who takes him to Las Vegas.

Warner Bros. bought movie rights to Tartt’s first novel, muder mystery “The Secret History,” several years ago.

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- Dave McNary

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Giveaway: Win a 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Prize Pack

19 November 2014 8:31 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just two days left until The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 hits theaters, we have a contest lined up where fans can take home tons of prizes from this highly-anticipated sequel.

Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen, who joins the growing rebellion in District 13 to take down President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and the Capitol. Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) has now become a propaganda tool for the Capitol, as Katniss fights to save her District 12 partner, as Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) and Effie (Elizabeth Banks) join the fight alongside District 13 president Alma Coin (Julianne Moore), Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beetee (Jeffrey Wright) and a number of new characters.

One lucky winner will receive a prize pack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, including a Mockingjay pin, Katniss posters, Gale Rebel Warrior poster, Capitol Portrait with President Snow, Peeta and Johanna, a District 13 handkerchief, the official soundtrack, »

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‘Hunger Games’ Producer Nina Jacobson: Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Like Katniss, She’s Really Stepped Up to the Plate’

18 November 2014 11:29 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Producer Nina Jacobson admitted Monday night that she was feeling a bit nostalgic about Jennifer Lawrence at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1″ at the Nokia Theatre.

“It doesn’t seem like that long ago that she was auditioning for the part,” Jacobson recalled on the red carpet (although the decor was mostly bright white while Panem peacekeepers roamed). “I’ve got to say that we made a pretty great decision and she’s really grown with the part. Like Katniss, she’s really stepped up to the plate.”

Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket, said Lawrence is cognizant of taking on leadership despite being only 24. “Jennifer sets a great tone on the set,” she said.

Banks also admitted she was feeling a big fatigued after two premieres in a week. “I feel like I’ve just walked 27 miles,” she explained.

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- Dave McNary

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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Cast & Director Dish on Winding Down the Franchise

18 November 2014 11:15 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

At a recent press junket, Shadow and Act was present as the majority of the cast of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," spoke about the series and their experiences.  Here are some of the highlights: Francis Lawrence (director), Nina Jacobson (producer), Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Julianne Moore (President Alma Coin), Donald Sutherland (President Coriolanus Snow), Natalie Dormer (Cressida), Mahershala Ali (Boggs), Sam Clafin (Finnick Odair), Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), and Jeffery Wright (Beetee Latier) were present for the conference. On "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part »

- Aramide A Tinubu

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First "Critics" TV Spot For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

18 November 2014 8:59 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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.   Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, »

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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' NYC Press Conference

18 November 2014 5:59 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

During this past weekend I had the chance to attend The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 press conference here in New York City.

In attendance to talk about the making of the film was Jennifer LawrenceJosh HutchersonLiam HemsworthJulianne MooreNatalie DormerDonald SutherlandSam ClaflinJeffrey WrightWillow Shields,  Mahershala Ali, director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson.

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 »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Watch: 'Hunger Games' Star Jennifer Lawrence Leads Starry 40-Minute Video Conference

17 November 2014 11:11 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

News outlets are already beginning to live stream tonight's red carpet premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" in Los Angeles. But over the weekend, Lionsgate held a New York City press conference for the film with director Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Jeffrey Wright, new addition Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and more. The box office juggernaut will prove robust competition for the Fall's big hits "Interstellar" and "Big Hero 6." But Christopher Nolan's space odyssey will continue to bogart IMAX screens as giant-screen exhibitors shunt "Mockingjay" in favor of holding onto "Interstellar," which now has its own "unlimited" ticket to boost sales. Read More: Paramount Tries New Ticket Tack to Boost 'Interstellar' Sales »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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New "Whiteboard" Clip From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

17 November 2014 5:54 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, »

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Cast Press Conference Video

17 November 2014 12:17 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the weekend, Lionsgate held a press conference in New York City for the upcoming sequel The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Director Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson, stars Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Jeffrey Wright (Beetee), Julianne Moore (Alma Coin), Donald Sutherland (President Snow), Natalie Dormer (Cressida), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) and Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen).

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 »

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Watch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 NYC Press Conference with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, and More

16 November 2014 11:33 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Yesterday in New York City, I got to attend The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 press conference with Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Julianne Moore (President Coin), Jeffrey Wright (Beetee), Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Mahershala Ali(Boggs), Natalie Dormer (Cressida), Donald Sutherland (President Snow), director Francis Lawrence, and producer Nina Jacobson.  While I typically find press conferences with this many people less than an ideal way to ask questions about a movie, I'll admit the event turned out great.  That's mostly because of Jennifer Lawrence.  While Lawrence's massive success could have transformed her easy going persona into someone difficult to work with, as you watch the press conference you'll see someone who is still amazed and thankful for her success, and she always has a fun answer. During the press conference everyone is asked and answers questions about the making of the movie, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Natalie Dormer believes 'Hunger Games'' Jennifer Lawrence is without an ego

15 November 2014 12:24 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York – Traversing the Big Apple this week is one obvious film about politics, Jon Stewart's "Rosewater," but the cast of another political film is also making the rounds.  Yes, if one thing was made abundantly clear at today's press conference, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" is a political movie. Once again starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, the first "Mockingjay" movie offers far fewer action sequences than the previous two entries (Katniss fires a single arrow in the movie), and is instead much more about the chess game between Katniss and the District 13 rebels on the one side and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and the Capitol on the other.  Speaking during the press conference, Sutherland told us that he took on the role of Snow in the movies because, in part, he wanted it to be a "catalyst" to get people up and doing something to change and better the world. »

- Josh Lasser

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Stylish New The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Poster

14 November 2014 5:39 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

We're only five days away from the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, but Lionsgate are keeping the hype machine ticking over with this pretty sweet new poster. Check it out below. Released: November 21st Synopsis: 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 »

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Jennifer Lawrence Takes Center Stage On The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Poster

14 November 2014 3:00 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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.   Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, »

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Two New Clips For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 Soar Online

14 November 2014 8:57 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With little over a week until its long-anticipated release, Lionsgate’s long-running marketing campaign for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 is beginning to reach a crescendo; a crescendo that has culminated in, er, a Mazda commercial tie-in.

Before that, though, the studio did release an all-new clip for the upcoming sequel, which sees Jennifer Lawrence’s titular Messiah-like figure look on painfully as she realizes her lost love Peeta has been brainwashed by the capital. Housed up in the long forgotten District 13, Katniss must be trained under the tutelage of President Coin (Julianne Moore) if she is to bring peace to the region of Panem.

Alongside this footage, Lionsgate has also debuted a short TV advertisement for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 that fools the viewers into thinking they’re watching a promo for a Mazda car, only to be educated of the existence of District 13. »

- Michael Briers

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