'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1': Check out the new trailer

The new movie in the 'Hunger Games' series is being released this November.

A new trailer for the upcoming movie “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” shows protagonist Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) exploring the ruins of her former home, District 12. 

The beginning of the clip shows Plutarch Heavensbee (actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final performances), former Gamemaker for the Capitol and now a member of the rebellion, and President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore), debating whether Katniss will be inspired to join the rebellion. 

“No one else can do this but her,” Heavensbee says. 

“She won’t be able to handle it,” Coin tells him. “The Games destroyed her.”

“We need to make it personal for her,” he suggests. “Let her see what the Capitol did to District 12.”

The trailer then shows Katniss surveying the ruins of her home as the Lorde song “Yellow Flicker Beat” plays in the background. When she arrives at her house, she finds a white rose (a flower often worn by Capitol leader President Snow, portrayed by Donald Sutherland). 

The “Hunger Games” movies center on Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers to participate in the Hunger Games, a hybrid reality-television show and death match, to save her younger sister Prim (Willow Shields) from having to do so. In the Games, children are forced to fight one another until only one is left standing. Katniss and her neighbor Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are chosen to participate under the tutelage of former winner Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson). The rest of the story, told in "The Hunger Games" and its sequels, follows Katniss as she learns more about the true state of her country. 

The movies are based on the “Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins and the final book in the trilogy, “Mockingjay,” will serve as the basis for the last two movies. “Mockingjay – Part 1” is being released on Nov. 21. “Mockingjay – Part 2” will be released in November 2015. 

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