Fourth 'Hunger Games' Film Now Official

Trilogy will become four movies, with final book split in two

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Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games' Murray Close/Lionsgate

Lionsgate has announced that the Hunger Games book trilogy will expand to four films, with the final book to be split into two movies. Part 1 of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is scheduled to be released in November 2014, with Part 2 to follow in November 2015.

The film adaptation of the second Hunger Games book, Catching Fire, is set for a November 22nd, 2013 release with filming to begin this fall. Earlier this week, Philip Seymour Hoffman officially joined the cast of Catching Fire as new Gamekeeper Plutarch Heavensbee.