‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ trailer: Jennifer Lawrence in action star mode

Sept. 15, 2014 | 10:46 a.m.

Katniss Everdeen is ready to help lead the rebellion in the new trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” the next installment in the blockbuster film franchise, which is set to arrive in theaters  Nov. 21.

As Katniss, actress Jennifer Lawrence reluctantly finds herself the symbol of hope in the world of Panem, which is now in full on revolt against the autocratic Capitol. She’s forced to wrestle with her conflicted feelings while preparing to face off against the ruthless President Snow (Donald Sutherland).

“I never wanted any of this,” Lawrence is heard saying at the start of the new clip. “I never wanted to be in the Games. I just wanted to save my sister.”

Watch the new clip below.

The trailer arrives on the heels of the release of a series of character posters spotlighting the “rebel warriors” featured in the film, the first of the two-part finale in the series.

Katniss Everdeen is back in the latest character poster for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1." (Lionsgate)

Katniss Everdeen is back in the latest character poster for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.” (Lionsgate)

The previously released posters feature Liam Hemsworth’s Gale, in addition to a host of new faces joining the series with the third movie, including Mahershala Ali as Boggs, Evan Ross as Messalla, Wes Chatham as Castor, Elden Henson as Pollux and “Game of Thrones” favorite Natalie Dormer as Cressida. (Click through the gallery above to see each of the images.)

The first character poster for Katniss pictures the archer with her back to the camera, trademark braid trailing down her back, shoulders squared for a coming fight.

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Adapted from Suzanne Collins’ bestselling post-apocalyptic novels, the “Hunger Games” movies have been box-office giants, with last year’s “Catching Fire” earning more than $854 million worldwide, and they’ve helped transform Lawrence into an international superstar.

Francis Lawrence (no relation), who directed “Catching Fire,” is set to return for the two-part adaptation of the final book in Collins’ trilogy.

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” is set for release in 2015.

Are you looking forward to the “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”? What do you think of the new trailer?

Let us know in the comments section below.

— Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex


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