The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 China launch set for November 20
The fourth installment of Lionsgate‘s global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, will be released on thousands of screens nationwide in China on November 20th, the company announced today. The China launch is on the same date the film is released in the U.S. and 86 territories around the world as part of the biggest rollout in the company’s history.
The film, imported by China Film Group’s Import Export Company and jointly distributed by China Film Group and Huaxia in conjunction with Lionsgate’s promotional partner, Talent International, will be released in China in both 3D and 2D with dubbed and subtitled prints.
As part of Mockingjay 2‘s China launch, Lionsgate and its partners also plan to host the company’s first-ever Chinese premiere in Beijing on November 12 th.
“Mockingjay 2 brings one of the most successful movie franchises of all time to its incredible grand finale,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman. “The Hunger Games franchise has evolved into a truly global phenomenon, and we’re thrilled to introduce Mockingjay 2 to its millions of Chinese fans with a launch that celebrates its status as a special and memorable event.”
“The Hunger Games” franchise has already grossed more than $2.3 billion at the global box office, and the trilogy of “Hunger Games” books has sold more than 82 million copies around the world.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong and features a cast that also includes Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland reprising their original roles from The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The lineup is joined by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 co-stars Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross.
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