The trailer picks up right after the events of CATCHING FIRE, with the hovercraft that picked up Katniss landing in an industrial area. We see the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch talking to President Alma Coin, as played by Julianne Moore, emphasizing the importance of Katniss in the rebellion. However, Coin is fiercely unsure of Katniss as a leader. An unwavering Plutarch has no doubts and we see images of Capitol soldiers storming the districts and battles being fought against civilains (one in a forested area, with people being gunned down by soldiers). We get a quick glimpse of Natalie Dormer as Cressida (with shaved head and tattoos), looking appropriately badass, and a quick look at Gale (Liam Hemsworth), who are both decked out in dark combat attire. We see President Snow talking to his advisors and warning that anyone who mentions the Mockingjay will be dealt with accordingly, which transitions into soldiers rounding up and killing civilians from the districts. We then finally see Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), walking slowly into a large warehouse-type area, a bunch of grungy-looking rebels surrounding and watching her expectantly. The look on her face is that of intense fear. She, too, is dressed in a dark combat outfit, her quiver slung over her back, loaded with arrows. She comes to a stop, facing the rebels, who ask something to the effect of “will you fight with us?” and she says something to the effect of “I will.” Titles pop-up, Mockingjay whistles, and we’re ready for the “Games” to begin again.
The minute long trailer kicks off with a shot of a hovercraft landing in District 13. Inside, we find Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Alma Coin (Julianne Moore), discussing Katniss’ purpose in the rebellion. Plutarch insists, “Listen to me. No one else can do this, but her.” Coin disagrees. “She won’t be able to handle it. The games destroyed her.” We get a quick glimpse of Natalie Dormer as Cressida rocking her half shaved head adorned with tattoos as well as Liam Hemsworth looking super serious as Gale while Plutarch continues, “We need to unite these people out there. She’s the face of the rebellion.” Just as he says, “They’ll follow her,” that’s exactly what happens. We get a shot of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) from behind as she walks through the dejected District 13 community and slowly, they start to converge around her.
So … what did the trailer show?
It opens with Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) trying to convince District 13′s President Coin (a gray-haired Julianne Moore) that Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is the “Face of the rebellion” against the Capitol.
He adds, “No one else can do this but her … we need to unite the people.” Coin isn’t so sure, saying the last Games “destroyed” her.
We then get glimpses of Gale (Liam Hemsworth) in military garb and the first look at Natalie Dormer as propaganda photographer Cressida, shaved head and all.
But, it all culminates to a moment between Katniss and a injured boy — which as a fan of the books, we assume takes place during her trip to the hospital District 8. He asks her, “Are you here to fight with us?”
Jennifer Lawrence, dressed in a tactical suit, then stares at the camera and says, “I am … I will.”
It was all only a minute long, but definitely carries a lot of impact.
Liam seen leaving the Coldplay afterparty at Kensington Roof Gardens in London on July 2
[July 2] leaving the Coldplay afterparty at Kensington Roof Gardens, London
From Deadline.com (By JEN YAMATO | Tuesday July 1, 2014 @ 12:16pm PDT)
EXCLUSIVE: Before they return to dystopian Panem this fall in Lionsgate’s Mockingjay, sources say Hunger Games co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson will head West to shoot revenge action thriller By Way Of Helena. Aussie filmmaker Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here) is directing from the script by Matt Cook that made the 2009 Black List. Hemsworth will star as David, an 1880s Texas Ranger sent to an isolated frontier town to investigate a series of mysterious murders. There he squares off against Harrelson as a local preacher named Abraham who holds the townsfolk in a fearful grip.
Pic should be a treat for Hunger Games fans since Hemsworth and Harrelson’s characters haven’t yet shared the screen in the Lionsgate franchise. Filming on Helena is set to begin in September before Hemsworth and Harrelson hit the promo trail for Mockingjay, which opens November 21.
WME client Hemsworth has been working smaller indies in between Hunger Games installments and The Expendables 2 and last year appeared in Love and Honor, Empire State, and Paranoia. Harrelson is hot off HBO’s True Detective and will co-star in crime thriller Triple Nine for director John Hillcoat, also scripted by Matt Cook. He’s also set to return for the sequel to Lionsgate’s caper pic Now You See Me. He’s repped by CAA.
Ciao! Liam attended a Dolce & Gabbana Fashion Show in Milano, Italy on June 24. He was spotted sitting next to Douglas Booth. So far, we only have fan taken photos from that day:
Liam spotted by fans in Portofino the other day.
[June 25] Out & About in Portofino, Italy
“That’s a wrap.” Director Francis Lawrence shared this exciting news via his twitter! Well I guess all good things come to an end :(
That’s a wrap!
— Francis Lawrence (@Hibbits) June 20, 2014
A really cute photo of Liam with the main cast (with Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson and Josh Hutcherson)
— nina jacobson (@ninajacobson) June 21, 2014
ICYMI, here are the fan photos from that day:
[May 31] on a bicycle tour in Berlin
(If the above embed video doesn’t work, here is the direct link to the FB page)