Lionsgate will hold the world premiere of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” in London on Nov. 10 and will follow with a global tour for the cast with stops in Beijing, Seoul, New York and Los Angeles.
The film, which opens theatrically on Nov. 21, is the third in the “Hunger Games” franchise. Hitting the promotional trail are Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, director Francis Lawrence and producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik. Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland will be a part of the delegation in London for the world premiere in Leicester Square.
The entire cast will reconvene for the Los Angeles premiere, which will take place on Nov. 17 at the Nokia Live Theater.
The initial “Hunger Games” film generated almost $700 million at the worldwide box office and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was the top domestic film of 2013 and the 10th highest-grossing North American release of all time, with more than $860 million around the world. The combined global box office of the first two films to over $1.5 billion.
The film follows Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Hutcherson). The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.