Francis Lawrence Directing Mockingjay Part 1-2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence will be the director of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015). The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will be released on November 21, 2014 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will be released on November 20, 2015. The novel is being split apart into two films by screenwriter Danny Strong. The official announcement by Lionsgate was made here.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will star Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Lynn Cohen, Maria Howell, Jennifer Lawrence, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth,Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tony Shalhoub, Amanda Plummer, Stanley Tucci, Willow Shields, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, James Logan, Ivette Li-Sanchez, Justin Hix, Megan Hayes, Bobby Jordan, John Casino, Elena Sanchez, Daniel Bernhardt, Marian Greene, Jackson Spidel, Tiffany Waxler, and Lenny Kravitz.