Hunger Games: Mockingjay To Be Released In 2 Parts, Studio Confirms

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) in 'The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) in 'The Hunger Games'

The final book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy is coming to the big-screen in two parts starting in 2014.

Lionsgate Films announced Tuesday that “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” will be released Nov. 21, 2014, and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” will follow on Nov. 20, 2015.

The filmmakers are following the lead of two other teen-based literary franchises, “Harry Potter” and “Twilight,” whose final books were broken into two parts for film.

“Mockingjay, Part 1” will come out a year after the Nov. 22, 2012, release of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the second film based on Suzanne Collins’ novels about televised death matches in a future North American society.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games” debuted last March and has taken in $404 million domestically and $678 million worldwide.

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