"The Hunger Games": Release dates set for "Mockingjay"

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games." Lionsgate

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games."
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games."
Lionsgate

(CBS News) Lionsgate has set release dates - yes, as in more than one - for the big-screen adaptation of the third and final book in "The Hunger Games" series.

"Mockingjay" will be split into two films, hitting theaters in November 2014 and 2015, respectively.

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Pictures: Jennifer Lawrence

The studio announced Tuesday that "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" will be released on Nov. 21, 2014. The conclusion, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2," will arrive on Nov. 20, 2015.

The second film in the series, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," will be released on Nov. 22, 2013. Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed on to play the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, but casting for other major roles - namely previous Hunger Games victors Finnick Odair and Johanna Mason - has yet to be announced.

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  • Jessica Derschowitz

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