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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 gets creepy 'living portraits' ft Johanna Mason and Peeta Mellark

Characters slowly spin to orchestra crescendo

Christopher Hooton
Thursday 24 July 2014 09:19 BST
Jena Malone as Johanna Mason
Jena Malone as Johanna Mason

Ahead of its first trailer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has continued its propaganda-esque promo campaign with two 'living portrait' posters that show Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) slowly rotating to the swell of an orchestra.

The portraits have all the pomp and circumstance we come to expect from the Capitol, with petals falling around the characters.

They follow two Panem addresses from President Snow (Donald Sutherland) that have been released in recent weeks, one going without a hitch and the other being intercepted with a message from District 13.

The first full trailer for the sequel will debut at Comic Con in San Diego this week exclusively on Samsung tablets, before hitting YouTube.

Jennifer Lawrence will return to lead the cast in the third instalment of the adapation of Suzanne Collins' novel series, joined by Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks and Sam Claflin.

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman will also feature as Plutarch Heavensbee, while new cast additions include Natalie Dormer as Cressida, Stef Dawson as Annie Cresta and Julianne Moore as President Coin.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has a scheduled release date of 21 November, 2014, with Part 2 set to follow in November of next year.

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