We won’t get to see “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” until Nov. 21, but the first teaser came out today. Instead of glimpses into what is in store for movie viewers, it is a creepy, menacing message from President Snow. It actually says more than a variety of movie snippets and sets the tone by a heartless man with power. President Snow (Donald Sutherland) makes it clear that “…if you resist the system, you starve yourself. If you fight against it, it is you who will bleed.”
Of course, if you remember from the last “Hunger Games” movie, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) was captured in the rebellion against the Capitol. Then half-way through this teaser – surprise – Peeta is not just alive, but standing by the side of President Snow.
The new posters for the movie are striking and only up the anticipation for the November release.
Stars include Jennifer Jones as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, and, of course, Donald Sutherland as President Snow.
Following is the official synopsis:
The worldwide phenomenon of "The Hunger Games" continues to set the world on fire with "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" hits movie screens November 21, 2014.