CANNES: Jennifer Lawrence Dances and Sings at ‘Hunger Games’ Party

Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson were joined by Lionsgate executives

The hot ticket at the Cannes Film Festival was the Saturday night “Hunger Games” party hosted by Lionsgate that was such an extravaganza it would have made Jay Gatsby jealous.

After receiving a Mockingjay pin, guests were transported by buses to a sprawling $340 million mansion in Antibes owned by a Russian oligarch. The property, located on the Mediterranean Sea, was prominently decorated with “Hunger Games” posters and logos, not to mention a staff in goth costumes from the film.

“This party is like the Capitol at its worst,” quipped Jennifer Lawrence. She spent most of the night in a VIP area with her co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, dancing and lip syncing to tunes from Missy Elliot and Whitney Houston.

The Lionsgate Motion Picture Group was represented by its co-chairmen Rob Freidman and Patrick Wachsberger, co-president Erik Feig, chief marketing officer Tim Palen, executive vp of publicity Julie Fontaine and co-COO Steve Beeks, who rubbed elbows with Julianne Moore, Scott Speedman, Wesley Snipes and Kellan Lutz.

Producer Nina Jacobson, who optioned the rights to the books from author Suzanne Collins, said the cast had just arrived from a month in Paris, where they had been concurrently filming “Mockingjay: Parts 1 and 2.”

One particular fond memory, she said, was shooting in the suburb of Noisy Le Grand, which unlike the other closed sets from the franchise, allowed fans to gathered and flood Twitter with distant snapshots of the cast.

“We had a ton of people around, hoping for a glimpse,” Jacobson said. “It was a warm welcome, except every now and again when we were shooting, someone would toss an egg at us.” Thankfully, nobody got yolk on Katniss.

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