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Julianne Moore talks Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lawrence with Empire

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More from the Empire Winter Preview issue!  Earlier we shared quotes from Sam Claflin and Francis Lawrence on the film.  Now thanks to our friends at Panem Propaganda, we’ve got a look at the mags interview with Julianne Moore.  During her chat she talked about filming her scenes with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, what it’s like re-teaming with Woody Harrelson, and her thoughts on working with Jennifer Lawrence.

Julianne Moore recently came full circle after filming a prominent role in the last installments of The Hunger Games – the fourthcoming two-parter Mockingjay – where she worked for a final time with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Moore features as President Alma Coin, another high-profile co-star for Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss. “I did the bulk of my work on the film with Phil,” she says, quietly. Hoffman was her friend and co-star from Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski and Magnolia. “He had pretty much completed shooting, so I had done all my work with him…”Her voice trails off, a cue for Empire to move on.

She must’ve also enjoyed re-teaming with Hunger Games mainstay Woody Harrelson, we inquire (the two having worked together on The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio and the TV picture Game Change, where Moore played Sarah Palin)? “Oh yes,” she coos. “It was great fun to be with Woody and sometimes you forgot you were in this dystopian fantasy. Then someone would walk by with half their head shaved and there would be weird things coming out of the back of them and you were like, ‘Oh yeah, this is a fantasy movie!’”

Moore’s route into The Hunger Games came, somewhat predictably, through her two children. She picked up her daughter’s copy of the first book in the series while on holiday, when her kids were playing table tennis. “I thought it was great and my children love these books, so for them it is very exciting for me to be in the franchise. Generally, I make movies that they can’t see! And they both love Jennifer Lawrence. She is very, very easy to love.”

We cannot wait to watch her bring Coin to life on the screen in November!

Thanks again to Panem Propaganda for sharing!

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RUMOR: US and UK Premiere Dates for Mockingjay Part 1

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The information in this post is based on RUMOR and should be treated as such.  No confirmation on dates or locations have been released by Lionsgate or any other distributor for the film.

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At the beginning of July we got our first hint at a possible premiere date for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 via a Charity Buzz auction which marked the US premiere date as happening on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles.  Since then Lionsgate has been mum on the details, but thanks to some searching by @JenLawUS on twitter the exact same date has been found on the VIP Concierge site where they have started selling tickets to an after party for the event.

Remember this information HAS NOT been confirmed but the fact that this is the second time this date has shown up it certainly makes it lean a bit more toward being legit. We’ll just have to wait for Lionsgate to reveal the deets, hopefully soon!

Now onto the London information, again this tidbit comes from @JenLawUS who has also uncovered information that the London premiere could be happening on November 11, 2014 in Leicester Square in London.  Which would make it appear to be the world premiere showing, as Catching Fire had.

Once again we’ll need to wait on confirmation before you start making travel arrangements, but it certainly gives you an idea of the window they could be looking at.

Are you hoping to attend the premiere? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

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Place Your Bid for an Autographed Mockingjay Poster to Benefit the EGPAF

autographed mockingjay posterWant to grab the autographs of your favorite Hunger Games Cast and Crew?  Well here’s your chance, but time is of the essence so you’ll have to act fast.  Lionsgate is auctioning off 5 posters from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 autographed by Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks and Francis Lawrence on ebay.  100% of the proceeds for the auctions will go to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.  The auctions end tomorrow, August 29th at 7:04 pm ET (4:04 pm PT).

Click here to check out all the auctions!

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Hack Into Cressida’s Secret File at TheCapitol.pn!

Along with the fabulous rebel posters of several Star Squad 451 members released earlier today, The Hunger Games’ Twitter account announced that you can now hack into Cressida’s case file at TheCapitol.pn using the District 13 mobile site!

Here are instructions on how to access Cressida’s file (Note: You will need a mobile device AND a computer for this):

1. Open the District 13 site on your mobile device by entering m.district13.co.in in the browser.  Log in via Twitter or Facebook.

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2.  Open www.TheCapitol.pn on your computer

3.  Enter the ID from the upper right-hand corner into the mobile site

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4.  After you sync the two sites, you will break into TheCapitol.pn

5.  Select Hack 1 on District 13′s mobile main page

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6.  The District 13 mobile site will prompt you to start the hack.

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7.  To complete the hack, keep the blue/green line in-between the other two lines by tilting your phone left and right.

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8.  Meanwhile, TheCapitol.pn will change to a progress percentage

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9.  Keep tilting your device to keep the line between the others until the hack is reaches 100.

10.  Once the hack is complete, TheCapitol.pn will bring up Cressida’s case file and change her information from Slanderer to Visionary.

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The District 13 mobile site indicates that there are at least 4 other hacks awaiting to be unlocked.  We’ll post more details as soon as they become available!

Thanks to PanemPropaganda and Welcome to District 12 for capturing the screenshots of TheCapitol.pn as it changed!

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Meet The Rebels in These New Stunning ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ Posters!

Whoa! Check out these new Rebel posters from Mockingjay Part 1! The Star Squad looks amazing all in black and the Mockingjay symbol in the background!

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Source: Wired via Jabberjays

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‘Empire Magazine’ Features ‘Mockingjay’ in its Upcoming Winter Preview Edition

Empire Magazine previewMockingjay is featured in Empire Magazine’s upcoming winter preview issue.  The snippet is relatively short, but it contains some great quotes from Sam Claflin (Finnick) and Director Francis Lawrence.

During the piece Sam comments on The Hunger Games franchise being considered more than just successful, but iconic.

“I’m really glad none of us were thinking about that while we were shooting, but I suppose you’re right. We were just trying to live up to the last two.  If we’d been thinking about a legacy we might have crumpled under the pressure.”

Francis comments on the ending of the series and how it differs from other YA series.

“…a story of the consequences of war…To not pull punches at the end is really important.  The ending is not just the squeaky-clean ending that people expect from a young -adult series.”

Do you agree that The Hunger Games is/will be reaching iconic status (ala Harry Potter)?  And what about the ending of the series, how did you feel about the “not so happy, yet very real” wrap up.  Let us know in the comments!

Thanks to Jabberjays.net for the tip and the scan!

 

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#OLTM App Released! Create your Own Marked Images and Support the #Mockingjay


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Remember all those photos that have been pouring out over the web for the past 24 hours, well how about being able to make your own or your friends? A new (and free…gotta love free) app has been discovered on both the apple store and google play that will allow you to do just that and much more.

From the app store:

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Download the District 13 Our Leader the Mockingjay app for direct access to District 13 communications. Use this app to show your support for the Mockingjay.

• Create digital Marks on real-world surfaces and pin them with your location
• Leave messages on Marks created by others.
• Earn points on Hunger Games Explorer
• Stay updated on announcements and ‘propos’ from District 13
• Access information about the film

Be a part of the District 13 movement to help rally support from around the world.

Check back regularly for exclusive interactive experiences as you prepare for the arrival of the Mockingjay later this year.

 

Our Leader the Mockingjay also has a new site on co.in which will take you to the apps or you can click on the  links below.

For IOS click here

For Android click here

Please note if you do not want your exact location known, be sure to turn off location services before you make and share any marks on the #OLTM app. It’s still a fun app to play with, but if you are concerned about safety be sure to take this precaution before using it. 

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TNT Lands Network Rights to The Hunger Games and Divergent Franchises

hunger-games-postersWell this isn’t the OLTM surprise we were looking for (at least we hope it’s not…LOL) but news has filtered through the interwebs that TNT has landed the network television rights to both The Hunger Games and Divergent Franchises. This comes as a little surprising since ABC Family scored the premiere rights for The Hunger Games which makes it’s debut on the channel on October 10th at 8 pm. But it looks like the sequels may not follow suit. Read on for the press release.

ATLANTA and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TNT has landed network television rights to the global blockbuster TheHunger Games and Divergent movie franchises in a sweeping deal with Lionsgate LGF, +0.09% it was announced today by Michael Wright, President, Head of Programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and Jim Packer, Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution.

TNT’s acquisition includes the network premiere windows for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which opens in theaters this November, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, set for theatrical release in November 2015. The deal also includes network premiere windows for Divergent, which grossed over $150 million at the domestic box office earlier this year, and Insurgent, which is set for theatrical release in March 2015. Under the agreement, TNT will become the first basic cable network with access to all four Divergent films at the same time.

In addition, TNT has secured telecast rights to the first two Hunger Games films – The Hunger Games (2012) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), the top-grossing domestic theatrical release of 2013 and the 10th highest-grossing domestic release of all time.

The Hunger Games is slated to air on TNT for the first time in winter 2015, and the network will add the second installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in winter 2016. Both films will complement TNT’s network premiere launch of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 in 2017, and in 2018 TNT will be able to air all four Hunger Games films concurrently.

TNT’s network premiere window for the smash hit Divergent will begin in 2016, with the additional three films in the series coming to the network over the next three years.

“The Hunger Games and Divergent franchises fit perfectly within TNT’s brand evolution and expansion into action-packed genre programming,” said Wright. “Like our current hits The Last Ship and Legends and the upcoming series The Librarians, the movies in these franchises are ideal for drawing young adults to the network. We look forward to making The Hunger Games and Divergentmovies the kind of event programming that will engage and excite fans for years to come.”

“We’re delighted to launch this partnership with TNT for two of our biggest global franchises,” said Packer. “The agreement underscores the breadth and depth of our content portfolio and supplies TNT with blockbuster franchises that will resonate with their audiences for many years to come.”

TNT has built a strong reputation when it comes to successfully showcasing high-profile movie franchises, such as Peter Jackson’s Oscar®-winning adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The network landed premiere windows for each of the three films and began presenting the entire trilogy in tandem in 2006. TNT has also secured the rights to the first two films in Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit, with the first film set to debut on the network next year.

Lionsgate’s Hunger Games films are based on the best-selling trilogy by Suzanne Collins, while the Divergentfilms are based on the best-selling novels by Veronica Roth. Descriptions of both franchises are included below.

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The first two installments of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise have already grossed more than $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office, and it is the first franchise whose initial two installments have grossed more than $400 million at the domestic box office. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the highest-grossing domestic box office release of 2013 and the 10th highest-grossing domestic release of all time, and Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy of books has already sold more than 65 million copies around the world. The next two installments of the franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 & 2, will be released on Nov. 21, 2014, and Nov. 20, 2015, respectively, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson.

Divergent

The first film in the Divergent franchise grossed more than $150 million at the domestic box office and nearly $300 million worldwide, and book sales of Veronica Roth’s best-selling trilogy continue to skyrocket, increasing from 17 million in March to nearly 27 million copies today. Insurgent and Allegiant Parts 1 & 2, the next three installments of the Divergent franchise, are slated for release on March 20, 2015, March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017, respectively. Directed by Robert Schwentke, the films star Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort and Academy Award winners Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer.

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Liam Hemsworth Takes on the #IceBucketChallenge

Earlier we shared how The Hunger Games family is taking on the #IceBucketChallenge. We’ve seen videos from Elizabeth Banks, Francis Lawrence, Nina Jacobson, Julianne Moore and Alexander Ludwig received a promise from Jena Malone that she too will be taking an ice bath. Now Liam Hemsworth has jumped into the fray wearing a very awesome TMNT onesie we might add! (LOL!)

Now let’s hope Woody and Josh take on the challenge from Liam!

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Mysterious #OurLeaderTheMockingjay Posters Hint at Surprises to Come 21.8.14 (UPDATED!)

(Updated, August 21, 2014 at 10:44 am ET)

This #OLTM was sent to us here at DWTC personally!

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Below the jump you’ll find a huge listing of more images that have been scattered over social media. What do they mean? We still don’t know. But it looks like we’ll find out later today! (Thursday)
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