LOS ANGELES — The mockingjay has landed.
The Hunger Games began a delayed drumbeat to a culmination on Monday night during a Nokia Theater L.A. Live, premiering Mockingjay – Part 1 (in theaters Nov. 21) with gusto. Rather than opting for a normal red carpet, a authorization built a glossy, burning Capitol set for a actors to march down.
Jennifer Lawrence led a charge, posing for photos in a white Dior robe before hastily inside a theater. She was assimilated by Games-mates Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer and a author who started it all, Suzanne Collins.
President Coin done her grand debut, too. Julianne Moore arrived a plunging black robe – a distant cry from her drab, silver-haired insurgent leader. Moore famously took a purpose to stir her kids, Cal, 16, and Liv, 12. So is she a favourite in her residence now? “I wouldn’t go that far,” she pronounced with a grin.
This was a family event all around. “Every Hunger Games L.A. premiere is a family affair. All my family comes in each time,” pronounced Hutcherson, who walked with an arm around mom. Franchise visitor Evan Ross brought his famous mom, Diana, and new mother Ashlee Simpson, with sister-in-law Jessica Simpson to boot.
Both chapters of Mockingjay were shot in one fell swoop over a march of 10 months in Atlanta, withdrawal a large volume of footage for executive Francis Lawrence to wade through. “As we shot we would cut a film (together),” he said. “We fundamentally had a whole cut of Part 1 about dual weeks before we finished sharpened both movies.”
Inside a theater, Lawrence dedicated a dusk to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays Plutarch Heavensbee in a films, and died in February. “We’re unequivocally celebrating a friendships that were innate of creation these movies,” pronounced Jeffrey Wright, a tighten crony of Hoffman’s who shares a many Mockingjay scenes with a actor. “Phil was a crony for many years. He and we came adult in a museum together in New York,” he said, job Hoffman’s overdose a “devastating loss…that blank that he left will not be filled.”
Post-screening, a after-party contingency were ever in ticket-holders’ favor, with Effie lookalikes, an opening arrayed with President Snow’s white roses and a intense Mockingjay presiding over it all.
The organisation was some-more celebratory than unhappy about a dystopian story impending a culmination (Part 2 will strike theaters in Nov 2015). “We felt unequivocally romantic when we wrapped shooting,” pronounced Lawrence. “This time subsequent year will be unequivocally sad. Because afterwards it will unequivocally be over.”