Francis Lawrence was the 2015 Director of the Year award winner at CinemaCon, the annual gathering of National Association of Theater Owners members. Lawrence, who directed the three of the four Hunger Games films (Catching Fire and Mockingjay parts one and two), picked up the award during the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony on April 23rd at the Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. And prior to taking the stage, Lawrence took the time to participate in a press conference where he answered questions about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, what audiences can expect from the final Hunger Games film, and working with Hunger Games star, Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 plot: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful fourth chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) now fully realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival — they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh 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.”
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