New ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Photos: Jennifer Lawrence Rallies the Troops
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By now we should have all seen that heart-pumping ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1‘ trailer, which finally took us inside District 13 and unveiled Jennifer Lawrence as the newly militarized Katniss Everdeen. (Just in case, it’s embedded above.) But following its release, Lionsgate revealed some new photos from the film, as well as details on the characters we’ll encounter.
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ created a home base of sorts for its internet fans at TheHungerGamesExclusive.com, and it was there that these seven new photos were unveiled (in additional to a number of promotional shots we didn’t include here). Front and center are Katniss as she rallies her allies across Panem and becomes the face of this rebellion, Liam Hemsworth‘s Gale as her bodyguard and friend throughout this whole process, and newcomer Natalie Dormer (known to ‘Game of Thrones‘ lovers as Margaery Tyrell) as Cressida, a director who films Katniss as the Mockingjay for an anti-Capitol propaganda documentary.
“Cressida is really interesting because she comes from the Capitol,” says Dormer, who’s also thrilled to play a woman who doesn’t have to “look beautiful and perfect,” while praising ‘Mockingjay’ for its gender equality. “She’s made the conscious decision to go underground to District 13 and join the revolution. Cressida is incredibly talented and gifted at what she does as a female filmmaker.”
As for Hemsworth, he was excited to get in on the action. “In the first two films, it’s all about Gale being restrained and feeling helpless. He couldn’t get in there and support Katniss during the Games, which was frustrating. It’s nice to be able to stand up and do something about all this unrest that’s happening in Panem.”
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1′ will drop into theaters on November 21, while ‘Part 2′ will come November 20, 2015. There’s plenty of new tidbits for the diehard fans over at the previously mentioned viral site, but you can check out the new photos below.
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