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Francis Lawrence - LA Premiere of THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 at Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 16th November 2015

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Francis Lawrence - Celebrities attend Premiere Of Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" at Microsoft Theater. at Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th November 2015

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'The Hunger Games' Director And Stars Defend 'Mockingjay Part 2's' Violence


Natalie Dormer Jennifer Lawrence Francis Lawrence Donald Sutherland

The final instalment of The Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay Part 2 is said to be the saga’s most violent film yet, with scenes showing the bombing of young children and a public execution. But director Francis Lawrence and star Natalie Dormer have defend the film’s level of violence, saying they didn't want to shy away from the book’s original content.

Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer at the Hunger Games London premiere.

“In the visual interpretation of the stories, I wanted to make sure that we were again focusing on the emotional consequence of it, not the carnage, not the blood… you’ll notice there’s very, very little blood. That’s not what I wanted to explore, that’s not what I’m interested in,” said director Francis Lawrence.

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Francis Lawrence - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - part 2 - UK film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 5th November 2015

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Francis Lawrence - World premiere of 'Die Tribute von Panem - Mockingjay Teil 2 (The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2)' at Cinestar am Potsdamer Platz movie theater. at Cinestar am Potsdamer Platz movie theater - Berlin, Germany - Wednesday 4th November 2015

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The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 - Clip


As The Hunger Games trilogy comes to an end, the final installment, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2, is set to offer fans a conclusion to mega franchise. As President apparent Snow's grip over the citizen's of Panem increases, Katnis and underground allies realise their mission is more important than ever. What began as a battle for their personal freedom has turned into a much bigger cause.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Final Trailer


Katniss Everdeen is determined to take down President Snow once and for all. Too many lives have been sacrificed and too many homes destroyed while the Capitol has brainwashed and controlled the people of Panem. Now re-united with Peeta after his rescue from Snow's clutches, Katniss gathers her friends from District 13 - Gale, Finnick and Cressida - and sets out on the ultimate mission to free Panem, and fight Snow to the death. But it seems it's not only Snow that wants Katniss dead, as she becomes increasingly paranoid about some of the supposed rebels. Facing increasing uncertainty, more tragedy and some of the worse warfare she could possibly imagine, Katniss starts to realise that ending the nightmare won't end the fear or the collective sorrow.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - Join The Revolution Trailer


Having successfully rescued Peeta and the other Hunger Games victors, Katniss Everdeen is feeling the strain of being the Mockingjay for the rebel group of District 13. The propaganda is exhausting, and she is starting to become uncertain about who are the heroes and who are the villains. While victory over the Capitol looks in the rebels' favour, Katniss is becoming increasingly suspicious of President Coin - a suspicion which becomes all the more intense when she confronts the captured Panem leader President Snow. He seems intent on killing her, but he's not the only one. When the rebels' methods are shown to be just as hostile as the Capitol, Katniss has to decide which path the take and with the oncoming final Hunger Games, her decision is fated to change her life forever.

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Francis Lawrence - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 2015 CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards which were held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 24th April 2015

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Homer's 'Odyssey' Adaptation: 6 Actors Who Would Be Perfect As Odysseus


Sean Bean Henry Cavill Gerard Butler Jason Statham Ioan Gruffudd Hugh Jackman Ben Affleck Francis Lawrence

Homer's Odyssey finally has the epic (pun more definitely intended) directing, writing and producing team it deserves. Fresh from working on The Hunger Games trilogy, Francis Lawrence is set to direct, Peter Craig to write and Nina Jacobson to produce the upcoming film.

Sean BeanSean Bean was top of the list of ideal actors to play Odysseus.

Read More: Sean Bean Cast In New ITV Drama The Frankenstein Chronicles.

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'Mockingjay Part 1' Offers Elizabeth Banks A Character Reinvention


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As 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' continues to dominate the American box office and build anticipation to next year's concluding chapter, one member of the ensemble is emerging as a scene-stealer. Elizabeth Banks' character Effie Trinket was always the most colourful thing about these films, and the screenwriters cleverly contrived a way to work her into 'Mockingjay', even though Effie has a different fate in the novel.

Elizabeth Banks at the Premiere of The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part One in Los Angeles, California, United States on Tuesday 18th November 2014
Bank's character in 'The Hunger Games' has been expanded

Instead of introducing yet another character from the books, novelist Suzanne Collins and director Francis Lawrence instead proposed bringing Effie to the rebel base at District 13. "Everyone sort of came to me and said it would be really fun to keep her involved in the story," says Banks. "And of course I'm thrilled to get to go to District 13 and take care of Katniss a little bit longer!"

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 'Our Leader The Mockingjay' - Teaser Trailer


Katniss Everdeen has survived the latest political disaster of Panem following the shocking 75th Hunger Games. Her home, District 12, has been destroyed with her sister Prim and neighbour Gale having only narrowly escaped, and her partner Peeta Mellark has been captured and brainwashed by the formidable President Snow. She has been taken to the underground rebellion that has become of the long thought destroyed District 13, alongside her newest Games partners Finnick and Beetee, and her mentor Haymitch. All the rebels of District 13 are relying on Katniss to lead their revolution against Panem's government, but in doing so she risks the lives of so many. Her symbol of hope, the Mockingjay, has been banned from all districts but she refuses to let the meaning disappear from the heart's of her peers as she sets out to fight against Snow once and for all.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer Trailer


Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic 75th Hunger Games with mentor Haymitch and two of her Games partners Finnick and Beetee, she is reunited with her sister Prim and neighbour Gale after learning that her home of District 12 has been destroyed. Now she's based in the secret underground remains of the forgotten District 13 where she and the Panem rebels are planning to bring freedom to the nation. Peeta Mellark and the other Hunger Games survivors are being kept and brainwashed by President Snow, who is attempting to quell the disturbance of Panem with a series of propaganda television broadcasts, but when Beetee interrupts one broadcast with a pirate transmission, he thrusts a serious threat upon Snow's government with one simple phrase: 'The Mockingjay lives'.

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Thanksgiving Box Office: 'Hunger Games' Remains King While 'Frozen' Makes Solid Start


Jennifer Lawrence Liam Hemsworth Francis Lawrence

It was a familiar sight at the top of the box office this weekend, with Hunger Games: Catching Fire dominating proceedings at the summit, while Frozen – a newcomer for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend – debuted with a strong second-place performance.

Hunger Games Catching Fire on setOn set - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Francis Lawrence-directed, Jennifer Lawrence-starring epic has dominated cinematic proceedings over the past few weeks, and the holiday weekend pushed it towards the $300m mark with an added $74.5m to the ever-growing total. It now stands at $573m worldwide, and is the third-highest grossing film domestically this year, with a good chance of reaching the $409m mark set by Iron Man 3.

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Video - Liam Hemsworth Poses With Co-Stars At The 'Catching Fire' NY Premiere - Part 3


Liam Hemsworth appears alongside his 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' co-stars, including Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks, at the movie's New York premiere held at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater.

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The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 - Clip Trailer

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 - Clip Trailer

As The Hunger Games trilogy comes to an end, the final installment, The Hunger Games...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Final Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Final Trailer

Katniss Everdeen is determined to take down President Snow once and for all. Too many...

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - Join The Revolution Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - Join The Revolution Trailer

Having successfully rescued Peeta and the other Hunger Games victors, Katniss Everdeen is feeling the...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Trailer

With the incredible ramifications of the end of the yearly ritualistic sacrificial televised Hunger Games,...

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 'Our Leader The Mockingjay' Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 'Our Leader The Mockingjay' Trailer

Katniss Everdeen has survived the latest political disaster of Panem following the shocking 75th Hunger...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer Trailer

Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic 75th Hunger Games with mentor Haymitch and two...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Trailer

President Snow has a message for the people of Panem in a mock propaganda clip...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer

After becoming the first duo to win the annual Hunger Games following its 74th year,...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have become symbols of hope to the people of the...

Water For Elephants Trailer

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