The final trailer The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 for is here!
As New York Fashion Week winds down, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announces that next year’s Met Gala—the annual fashion ball—will be co-chaired by Hollywood’s brightest starlet, Jennifer Lawrence. The Oscar winner will be joined in co-chair capacity by titans in adjacent fields: Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, plus Chinese actress Gong Li and Wendi Murdoch, businesswoman and former wife of Richard Murdoch.
The event will take place on May 4, 2015, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center. The theme of both the event and the Met exhibit with which it aligns will be “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion.”
What this entails, per Vogue.com:
“Chinese Whispers” will primarily examine how eastward-looking Westerners have understood, misunderstood, and appropriated Chinese culture in an exchange that Bolton likens to a complicated game of telephone (which the British call “Chinese whispers”). Drawing on more than a hundred couture and avant-garde samplings from designers as varied as Alexander McQueen and Laurence Xu, the cross-disciplinary exhibition will incorporate painting, decorative arts, and filmic representations of China, occupying both the Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery of the Anna Wintour Costume Center and the Chinese galleries, located directly above.
Last year, the lavish red-carpet event was co-chaired by Sarah Jessica Parker and Lawrence’s co-star from Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and up next, Serena— Bradley Cooper.
Oh! We finally have a trailer for Serena, via Yahoo! Movies:
The final poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has been released and we’ll have a full trailer on monday! Below is the first teaser:
The first poster of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in Mockingjay Part 1 has been revealed. Or partially, since it’s just her back! Check it out:
The past two years, Oscar season has played host to a Bradley Cooper-Jennifer Lawrence collaboration, but the two made another movie together, and it’s finally being shown. Serena, directed by Susanne Bier, is part of the lineup for the BFI London Film Festival, making what appears to be its world premiere, according to The Playlist. The film will make its festival stop before being released on Oct. 24 in the U.K. It still does not have a U.S. date.
Cooper and Lawrence filmed the movie, which takes place in Depression-era North Carolina, back in March 2012 after they completed Silver Linings Playbook but before they re-teamed with David O. Russell for American Hustle. According to a Hollywood Reporter story from last year, the movie was being shopped to buyers and “generating frenzied interest” from the likes of Fox Searchlight and The Weinstein Company because of (yet another) impressive performance from Lawrence. But there have also been lingering questions about the movie’s quality, considering how long it has taken to get out to the public. An insider told THR, however, that Oscar winner Bier is simply “a total perfectionist.”
In the film, based on a 2008 novel by Ron Rash, Cooper plays a timber mogul. Lawrence plays his wife, the title character, who the New Yorker described as a “Depression-era Lady Macbeth.” The London Film Festival’s summary says that “Lawrence in particular is a treat, playing Serena with an evil eye Bette Davis might have envied.”
It’s safe to say that as far as weeks go, this one has not been Jennifer Lawrence’s favorite. But today, one of our favorite stars is being celebrated for a rather kick-ass accomplishment: Lawrence has landed a spot in the 2015 edition of Guinness World Records.
The Oscar winner earned her place in the record book thanks to her success as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games franchise. Combined, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire have grossed more than $1.52 billion internationally, giving J.Law the title of highest-grossing action movie heroine ever.
Meanwhile, there are two (two!) more Hunger Games movies coming our way: Mockingjay: Part One will debut in November and part two will hit theaters next year. The follow-ups not only promise to help keep the actress in that top-earning spot, but will undoubtedly also make us love her even more. If that’s possible.
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s depression-era drama, Serena, has finally received a release date in the U.K.
The flick, which wrapped up production in 2012, will open in British cinemas on October 24.
Serena, directed by Susanne Bier with a script from Christopher Kyle and Ron Rash, tells the story of newlyweds Serena and George Pemberton as they come to the realization that she cannot bear children. The plot thickens when Serena sets out to kill a woman who had a child with her husband.
Lawrence stars as the title character and Cooper will play her husband. Rhys Ifans, Sean Harris and Sam Reid co-star in the flick.
Stylist shared an unseen still image Wednesday featuring Lawrence riding a horse. While there’s still no word on when the movie will be released in the U.S., the film’s IMDb page says Serena will come out in 2014.
Possible new project for Jen. Via screencrush.com
In what is probably the best news since you woke up this morning and realized you were still alive, Quentin Tarantino has his eyes on Jennifer Lawrence to join ‘The Hateful Eight‘ — his previously aborted but once again in the works new Western, which recently debuted its first teaser trailer in front of ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.’
The folks over at Collider have reported that Tarantino really wants Jennifer Lawrence to star in ‘The Hateful Eight’ because who doesn’t want Jennifer Lawrence in their movie right now? Lawrence is a smart actress who chooses smart roles, and this could be the smartest move of all if she takes it.
The role Lawrence is being sought for is presumably that of Daisy Domergue, aka “The Prisoner” introduced in the teaser, though we know that the live read version of the script had two female roles: Daisy and Six Horse Judy, who — as Collider notes — were played in that reading by ‘Django Unchained’ stars Amber Tamblyn and Zoe Bell, respectively. But as Tarantino has since done further work on the script, it’s possible that Six Horse Judy has since hit the trail.
So far, the rumored cast for the film has included the likes of Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins, Michael Madsen, and Samuel L. Jackson — but given that Tarantino has scrapped the project and started over, some of those names may have changed.
As for Lawrence, she still may have some additional shooting to do on the second part of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ next year, and she’s attached to David O. Russell’s ‘Joy,’ the story of the woman who invented the Miracle Mop — that film is set to be released in December 2015. If she joins up with ‘The Hateful Eight,’ that’s going to give her a rather hectic shooting schedule, but we believe if anyone can pull it off, it’s J Law.
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.
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.