Ahead of the press tour, screenings and premieres kicking off tomorrow in Los Angeles, Lionsgate UK have released the production notes for Mockingjay - Part 2, featuring in-depth information on the production, interviews with the cast and crew of the film, and the film's end credits.
The big news to come out of the notes is confirmation that, unlike the last three films, there will not be a pop artist 'original soundtrack', and there will not be an original end credits song from a guest artist. Republic Records will release James Newton Howard's original score (more details TBA), and 'Deep in the Meadow' will feature in the film, performed by Jennifer Lawrence - likely a new recording and arrangement for the film's end credits. The song was previously performed by Sting for The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 & Beyond soundtrack.
Check out a few snippets from the production notes:
“This is the chapter when Katniss really starts to believe in the impact that she can have,” [Jennifer] Lawrence comments. “She’s always been so reluctant and has always found herself in situations where all she can do is try to survive, but now she’s turning the tables. I was excited for her to finally take her place as a leader. At the end of Mockingjay – Part 1, she was kind of numb, and genuinely unsure if she wanted to go on. In Mockingjay – Part 2 she starts seeing the bigger picture. She’s looking beyond her own personal losses and gains to focus on making a better future.”
“One of the things that I’m most excited about is the film’s final scene,” says Francis Lawrence. “There was a really strong feeling on the set when we got to the scene – a feeling that all the history of all these characters through the course of these four movies had built up to this singular moment. I hope audiences really feel that history and also a sense of the future. Everything that has happened to Katniss and all the themes of the story have wound together to come down to this final glimpse of her world, so it was very important that we really get to live inside it.”
Read the full production notes here! There are a few other interesting casting reveals in the credits too...
Los Angeles Times have also released a brand new feature on the film with several brand new stills, check them out below: