Over the course of two Hunger Games films, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has been unflinchingly confident. But in Mockingjay – Part 1, the teen heroine suffers a bout of age-appropriate angst as she reluctantly becomes a rebel leader.

“It’s a very confusing, conflicted, complicated time for Katniss,” says director Francis Lawrence, who also directed 2013’s Catching Fire. “Having gone through the games one more time and having lost Peeta and having been run through the wringer, she’s even more damaged. So you find her in a more agitated place. She’s distraught, confused, angry.”

Collins’ final book presents a gritty narrative about Katniss’ role in the rebellion to overthrow the Capitol, with grim scenes of wartime brutality as the teen heroine struggles with the psychological consequences wrought by violence. But, says Lawrence, the upcoming installment won’t be entirely somber.

“There’s definitely some battles. There’s some of the first glimpses of real war in this movie. And the scale gets quite big,” he reveals. “There’s an atonal shift from some of the last movies, but they’re still very emotional, very sweeping, [on a] grand scale with some levity and humor.”

And there won’t be any major changes from the novel—although Lawrence worked closely with screenwriter Peter Craig, producer Nina Jacobson, and Collins to create new elements that will “surprise even fans of the book.”

“Instead of changing the plot and changing characters what we did was have the opportunity to show scenes that could have been happening at different times in the book,” Lawrence says. “For us it’s world expansion instead of changing things. I think it’s exciting for the fan to see certain things. So we’ve been able to open the world up in this and see some new places. We get to see some new districts this time and the scope gets quite large.”

There’s also the addition of cast member Julianne Moore as rebel President Alma Coin, a character whose role has been expanded for the upcoming films.

“What’s interesting is although she’s a huge character in Mockingjay the book, there’s actually very little of her in it,” notes Lawrence. “There’s more of her in this than in the book and because of that, there’s some development.”

But one thing thing that won’t change? That’d be the love triangle between Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Gale (Liam Hemsworth), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson).

“With Mockingjay – Part I it’s tricky because Peeta is out of reach for her,” notes the director. “Obviously he becomes an objective for her, but Gale is right there, so that’s always a tricky situation.”

While Lawrence won’t reveal how he divided the final book in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy (“That’s going to be one of the really good surprises,” he says), he shares that the films will have “two different, very distinct stories.”

“Those objectives became the motives for us,” Lawrence explains. “This is where the meaning of the entire series comes into play. The answer to why these books exist exists in Mockingjay, and that’s really been exciting to me. That’s been kind of what I’ve hung on to through these stories.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is slated for release on Nov. 21, 2014.

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August 8th, 2014 · The Glass Castle

Looks like The Glass Castle is finally moving on! From Variety:

Lionsgate’s “The Glass Castle,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, is gaining momentum after two years in development.

The studio is in negotiations with a “major” actor for the drama, CEO Jon Feltheimer disclosed during the company’s conference call with analysts Friday as part of a discussion about upcoming projects.

Destin Cretton, director of “Short Term 12,” was attached a year ago to direct and rewrite the script with Andrew Lanham. Marti Noxon wrote the first draft of the adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ 2005 bestselling memoir.

The story follows a young girl raised in dysfunctional family with an eccentric artist mother and an alcoholic father. Lawrence is producing with Gil Netter.

Lawrence has been a key figure in Lionsgate’s success, with her first two “Hunger Games” films grossing over $1.6 billion worldwide and two impending “Mockingjay” sequels slated for November 2014 and 2015. Feltheimer said Friday that “Mockingjay – Part 1″ should outperform “Catching Fire,” which grossed $865 million worldwide.

She’s also attached to the studio’s historical project “Burial Rites,” with “Hunger Games” helmer Gary Ross attached to direct.

Finally a proper teaser!

Interesting article from cinemablend.com. So much information just for a trailer release though. :O

Summit/Lionsgate is taking a rather nontraditional approach to unveiling the highly anticipated first trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Instead of debuting the footage to a packed Hall H of cheering Katniss fans at Comic-Con, the studio will be debuting the trailer in the “Capitol Gallery” at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, near the convention center. Nationwide, the trailer will later be made available at Best Buy throughout the weekend, and then by Google Play through certain Galaxy devices.

It all starts in San Diego on Friday, July 25 when cast members of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will introduce the trailer on a Galaxy Tab S, at the Samsung Galaxy Experience at the Hard Rock. The next day, it becomes available at Best Buy stores around the country, and then on Monday, it’ll be available as part of the Hunger Games Movie Pack App, which owners of select Samsung devices will be able to download.

Here’s the exact plan of action…

During San Diego Comic-Con:
On Friday, July 25 at 12:00pm PT, cast members from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will introduce the trailer on the Galaxy Tab S in the Capitol Gallery located in the Samsung Galaxy Experience in San Diego (in the Hard Rock Hotel, corner of 5th and L Streets).

Nationwide at Best Buy:
Fans outside the San Diego area can also get an exclusive preview of the first official The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer beginning on Saturday, July 26 and extending through Sunday, July 27 by visiting Samsung Experience Shops inside select Best Buy locations. While supplies last, visitors will receive one complimentary pass to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when it opens in theaters November 21.

The Hunger Games Movie Pack App:
As part of the collaboration, The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on select Samsung devices* beginning July 28, via Google Play. The app will give Galaxy owners access to exclusive Hunger Games content, including scripts, book excerpts, video clips and more.

Galaxy Tab S owners will have the opportunity to download the first two Hunger Games films for free, in addition to receiving all the exclusive content through the app. Samsung will continue to deliver exclusive Hunger Games content to Galaxy owners through the app leading up to the film’s premiere on November 21. *

All of this is in advance of the trailer’s online release.

It’s certainly a different approach to take for such a big trailer. On one hand, if Samsung’s looking to partner with a hugely anticipated movie to promote their Galaxy, The Hunger Games is a great option, as people really are excited for their first good look at the first part of the two-part adaptation of Mockingjay. Those eager enough to see the trailer will surely get themselves to a Best Buy — or to someone with access to a Galaxy device — to see the trailer, and in the process, they’ll be previewing the Galaxy Tab S. So the upside for Samsung is obvious. The downside is for those out of range of Comic-Con, Best Buy or a Galaxy tablet will have to wait until it makes its way online to see the trailer. Whenever that happens.

Directed by Francis Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 arrives in theaters November 21. While we wait for the trailer, catch the unsettling posters and teasers for the film here.

A new teaser has been released!

The first teaser for Mockingjay has been released! No Katniss in this, but awesome! The movie will be in theaters on November.

May 19th, 2014 · Public Events

Two more events for Jennifer in Cannes, this time the Vanity Fair and Armany Party and the Lionsgate Hunger Games Party, here are some pictures:

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May 19th, 2014 · Scans

Scans from the June 2014 Issue of Marie Claire are up:

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Jennifer Lawrence is busy! She’s attending a Party for The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 and another one earlier for Vanity Fair & Armani, here’s a first look, more pictures tomorrow:

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Jennifer attended a Photocall for The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 today in Cannes, here are photos:


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May 16th, 2014 · Videos

Here’s a clip from the Box of Lies!

May 11th, 2014 · X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jennifer attended the New York Premiere for X-Men: Days of Future Past tonight, here are photos, thanks to Holly:



May 11th, 2014 · X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jennifer is at the New York Premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past, here’s a first look!

Jennifer Lawrence at the New York Premiere of X-Men Days of Future Past

May 9th, 2014 · Magazines

Jennifer is the cover of the June 2014 issue of Marie Claire, looking beautiful! Here’s the cover and a few high resolution pics from the photoshoot (go to the gallery to view them all!).

Sneak peek from the article via marieclaire.com (where you can read the rest of the article and view the Behind Scenes Video)

Jennifer Lawrence Just Can’t Help It

“I’m pregnant,” Jennifer Lawrence tells me with deadpan solemnity, swirling a goblet of red wine. Then, seeing my eyes widen, she shakes her head vigorously. “Not really! Quite the opposite, actually…”

We’re sitting in an empty bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Atlanta, not far from where Lawrence, in her role as the longbow-wielding Katniss Everdeen, is filming the third and fourth installments of The Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay-Part 1, due out in November, and Mockingjay-Part 2, a November 2015 release. Our allotted time is just about up, and I’ve demanded a juicy piece of gossip in exchange for promising to keep out of print whatever career-ending comments she may have already uttered. (Nobody ever said celebrity journalism was pretty.)

By “quite the opposite,” the actress means it’s that time of the month, which may seem quite the overshare, even coming from the girl who introduced the world to the perils of “armpit vagina” while wearing Dior Haute Couture at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. But it is crucial to bear in mind when you hear her fulminate about various annoyances, from fans who interrupt her during meals to Anne Hathaway’s online haters to, yes, the paparazzi.

Lawrence’s hair is short, honey-colored, and windswept. She’s wearing a gray sweatshirt from Topshop, J Brand jeans, and a pair of black suede boots. Her black leather bag is “a gift from Tom Fordy,” she trills. Among its contents: an informational sheet that came with her birth control; a computer charger; a bottle of Chloé perfume, custom-monogrammed by a friend with Lawrence’s nickname Katpiss Neverclean; and some lip balm, which she generously offers to share.

Lawrence has a reputation as every girl’s imaginary BFF for a reason: In person, she is in fact the nicest, coolest, most grounded and hilarious superstar you’d ever hope to meet. But the 23-year-old Oscar winner has also got a mouth on her and a marked disinclination to censor what comes out of it. So far, that has generally worked in her favor. But every so often, when the moon tides are just so, look out. “You don’t know what it’s like to tell your ovaries not to make you cry,” she lectures. “You don’t know what that’s like! It’s going to be so hard to watch my daughter come home from school crying about her period and not just say, ‘You need a glass of wine. That will fix you right up!’”

But before all that, she has a movie to promote. X-Men: Days of Future Past is the latest in the mutant-superhero franchise in which Lawrence returns as Raven Darkholme, aka Mystique, a self-effacing shape-shifter whose natural skin tone is a vibrant, scaly, cerulean blue. One of the great ironies of Lawrence’s short but extraordinary career—playing relentlessly determined heroines in everything from scrappy indies (Winter’s Bone) and thoughtful dramas (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) to tentpole franchises like The Hunger Games—is that this supposed superhero has somehow been the feeblest character in the bunch. That, she promises, will change in this new installment. “In X-Men: First Class, she’s insecure, and she wants to be something she’s not,” Lawrence explains. “But in this one, it’s years later. She’s her own agent, and she’s proud of who she is, so yeah, she will not be as wimpy.”

Seems like this clip was an Easter Egg at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2:

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X-Men: Days of Future Past
Jennifer as Raven/Mystique
On Theathers on May 23rd, 2014
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Jennifer as Katniss Everdeen
On Theathers on November 21st, 2014
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Jennifer as Katniss Everdeen
On Theathers on November 20th, 2014
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Serena
Jennifer as Serena Pemberton
To be released in 2014
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