Lionsgate announced Tuesday The Hunger Games: Mockingjay will be split into two films. Mockingjay is the third and final book in The Hunger Games trilogy. Production on the film adaptation of the second book, Catching Fire, will begin this fall.
Part 1 of Mockingjay is scheduled to hit theaters on November 21, 2014 while part 2 is set for a November 20, 2015 release date.
Earlier this week, Lionsgate announced Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed on to play head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire. Jennifer Lawrence will return to play Katniss Everdeen while Josh Hutcherson will reprise his role as Peeta Mellark and Liam Hemsworth will reprise his role as Gale Hawthorne. Francis Lawrence will replace Gary Ross as director. Catching Fire is set to be released on November 22, 2013.