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Lionsgate has debuted the full french trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2" which you can check out in the player below! "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2" is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong and features a cast that also includes Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland reprising their original roles from "The Hunger Games" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". The lineup is joined by "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" co-stars Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross. The film will »
When it comes to blockbuster franchises like Star Wars, which keep secrets under lock and key while mounting massive productions around the world, there’s really no telling from where the next scoop is going to come.
Today, it appears that the BBC has latched onto an interesting bit of information about Star Wars: Rogue One – it’s spotted that Sherlock veteran Jonathan Aris’ Spotlight page (basically LinkedIn for actors) lists him as playing “Senator Jebel” in the ensemble Star Wars Anthology film.
The credit has mysteriously disappeared from Aris’ page, but here’s a screen grab:
Now who or what a Senator Jebel is remains to be seen, but it’s a safe bet that his official stature will make him an Imperial ally, seeing as Rogue One is set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Whether he’s a spy helping the rebels or »
- Isaac Feldberg
Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen for the last time in the battle-focused final chapter Mockingjay – Part 2
The final chapter in the Hunger Games franchise hits cinemas in November and after a tease last month, the full-length trailer for Mockingjay – Part 2 has now arrived.
The film version of the last book in the Ya series was split into two parts, the first of which arrived to a slightly muted response last year – but the conclusion hopes to bring back audiences who were scared off. (In fact, Mockingjay – Part 1 took more than $100m less worldwide than its predecessor, Catching Fire). Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen, who leads a revolution all the way to the evil President Snow’s front door. Returning cast members also include Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson.
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- Benjamin Lee
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’s Jennifer Lawrence [Katniss Everdeen], Josh Hutcherson [Peeta Mellark], Liam Hemsworth [Gale Hawthorne], Willow Shields [Primrose Everdeen], Director Francis Lawrence, and Producer Nina Jacobson participated in Comic Con International’s Hall H Panel, walked a press line, and then completed a Press Conference on behalf of the film in San Diego, California, and Wamg was there. Check out the press conference in its entirety below as Jennifer talks reality TV, Malibu, and playing such a strong character. Video is below… because, come on… there’s no other way to capture the essence of J-Law’s awesomeness!
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 liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage »
- Melissa Howland
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2's Jennifer Lawrence [Katniss Everdeen], Josh Hutcherson [Peeta Mellark], Liam Hemsworth [Gale Hawthorne], Willow Shields [Primrose Everdeen], Director Francis Lawrence, and Producer Nina Jacobson participated in Comic Con International's Hall H Panel, walked a press line, and then completed a Press Conference on behalf of the film in San Diego, California. The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival - they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends - including Gale, Finnick and Peeta - Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 »
New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures have set actor-turned-writer Frank John Hughes to pen the next draft of the film adaptation of the video game series "Splinter Cell" which Doug Liman will direct and Tom Hardy is slated to star in.
Eric Warren Singer penned the first draft, whilst Sheldon Turner penned a more recent version. Hardy will play Sam Fisher, a highly trained special operative in a fictional black-ops sub-division 'Echelon' who neutralize international terrorist threats.
Meanwhile, Shaun Grant ("Snowtown," "Berlin Syndrome") has been hired to adapt Eric Jager's novel "The Last Duel" for Studio 8. Francis Lawrence ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") is attached to direct with Erwin Stoff producing.
Set in France, the story follows the final duel ever sanctioned by the French government in 1386 between knights Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Thousands of fans camped out to watch an emotional Jennifer Lawrence and the cast of “Hunger Games” take one final bow in Hall H on Thursday afternoon.
Lawrence, who admitted being press shy having not done an interview in over a year, revealed to the audience that she actually broke down and cried on the first day of shooting “Mockingjay: Part 2,” the fourth and final installment in Lionsgate’s hit franchise.
“These movies changed my life,” she said. “I feel like it will always be a part of me.”
Co-star Josh Hutcherson added: “It’s been the most incredible movie making experience,” before thanking the fans for supporting the $2.2 billion franchise.
“I’m really pleased with the film and the way it ends,” the filmmaker said of the “Mockingjay” finale. »
- Stuart Oldham
Jennifer Lawrence had her handsome costars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth by her side for the Mockingjay - Part 2 event during Comic-Con on Thursday. The trio posed for photos together on the red carpet (along with costar Willow Shields) before heading to their seats inside and were their usual silly, charming selves while speaking to the audience. It's been over two years since we last saw Jennifer, Josh, and Liam together in San Diego for Comic-Con, and back then, they were promoting the second Hunger Games installment, Catching Fire. Most recently, Josh and Jen stopped by Discovery Times Square for an event celebrating the Hunger Games exhibition, which opened on July 1. The pair was also joined by their castmates Jena Malone and Willow Shields, but Liam was probably too busy surfing or looking superhot while walking down the street. Jen's exciting San Diego trip comes after a slew of fun outings in NYC. »
Earlier today, Lionsgate held its Comic-Con panel for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, in front of a packed crowd in Hall H. At the end of their presentation, a new propaganda video was shown, featuring a number of District 13 soldiers all rallying behind Katniss Everdeen (PEAnZIFAWETpFB||Jennifer Lawrence), asking fans to unite and "stand with us." There was also a new trailer shown during the panel, but it is not known when that will be made available online, so stay tuned.
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 »
Well, Digital Spy has made it to San Diego for Comic-Con and, more importantly, we've won a place in Hall H in time for the panel for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Hooray!
We're expecting the cast and crew to give us sneaky hints about the franchise's big finale - plus you can always expect a good fan Q&A - so join us from 12pm Pt / 3pm Et / 8pm UK time as we bring you all the action...
21:01But that's it! The Hunger Games panel is a wrap - are you excited for the final movie? Thanks for joining us, and stick with DS for more Comic-Con action!
21:00The trailer still looks amazing on a second viewing. This movie looks like it's going to be truly massive. But before they say goodbye, Josh interrupts Conan to thank all the fans for their "energy and support »
Lionsgate has released a brand new motion poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
Standby tomorrow for a message from District 13.
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.
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 liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow »
- Michelle McCue
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
Four Australians and three Kiwis have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
A record 322 screen practitioners from the Us and around the world have been invited to join the organisation. The previous high was 276 in 2013.
The Down Under contingent comprises visual effects wizards Tim Crosbie and Daniel Barrett, producers Bruna Papandrea and Rebecca Yeldham, sound mixers David Lee and Jason Canovas and writer-director Niki Caro.
Despite the Academy.s efforts to diversify its membership, out of the 25 actors invited to join only seven are women.
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, .It.s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry. This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization..
This year Crosbie was nominated for an »
- Don Groves
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »
- Michelle McCue
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.
Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.
Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically »
- Tim Gray
As Brad wrote yesterday, Jurassic World did better over its second weekend than initial estimates indicated, raking in $106.6 million over the Friday-to-Sunday frame to wrest the crown for best second weekend from Marvel's The Avengers, which pulled in $103.1 million during its second weekend back in 2012. Impressive, yes, but that is far from the only record Universal's latest dino adventure has toppled over the course of its box office run. Through Sunday, Jurassic World has made a whopping $402.8 million at the domestic box office, making it Universal's highest grossing movie ever (not accounting for inflation) and also the fastest film to cross the $400 million mark after doing so in just 10 days of release. The previous film to hold that record was, you guessed it, The Avengers, which isn't a surprise, but perhaps it will surprise you to learn that it took Joss Whedon's superhero team-up a full 14 days to hit that mark, »
- Jordan Benesh
Yesterday, in 18 countries around the globe, The Hunger Games iconic ‘3-Finger salute’ was unveiled on high profile buildings, billboards and locations, including Times Square in New York, Westfield Centre in London, Colonne di San Lorenzo in Milan and Novy Arbat Avenue in Moscow.
The hands used in the synchronized global outdoor advertising campaign were created from 6 images of people ranging from ages 8 to 80, both men and women and from all nationalities.
Lionsgate encourages people and fans from around the Globe to come together, discover and #Unite.
#Unite at the following locations:
Australia – Sydney & Melbourne – Various Buildings around Sydney & Melbourne Brazil – Rio de Janeiro – Leblon Canada – Toronto – Eaton Centre & Montreal – Métro Berri Columbia – Bogota – Wild Postings & ComicCon El Salvador – San Salvador – Fuentes Beethoven & Calle La Mascota Finland – Helsinki – Narinkkatori Square France – Paris – The docks of the Seine & Building rooftop at the center of the city Germany – Munich – Airport Center Italy – Milan »
- Melissa Thompson
Over the weekend dinosaurs ruled the planet once again. Yes, Jurassic World shattered every single one of the box office predictions, actually becoming the Opening Weekend all time champion, dethroning The Avengers. It now has the record for not just Domestic, but International and Worldwide as well, making this a smash hit that very few saw coming. Perhaps we should have though, considering how both Jurassic Park as well as The Lost World: Jurassic Park set Opening Weekend records at the time. Sure, Jurassic Park III didn’t do that kind of business, but we ignored some clues with Jurassic World, making this possibly a much bigger surprise than it actually is. Numbers wise here in the states, Jurassic World made an estimated $208.8 million, good enough to beat The Avengers’ $207.4 from merely three years ago. Initially, predictions has Jurassic World coming up just short with $204.6, but obviously that turned out »
- Joey Magidson
Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds of Summer suffered burns on his face after his hair caught on fire during the band’s concert on Saturday. #Getwellsoonmichael: 5Sos’s Micheal Clifford Catches On Fire Clifford, who plays guitar in the punk pop band, was injured mid-performance at London’s Webly Arena. 5Sos was playing their hit “She Looks So […]
- Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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