January 6, 2015 11:35 PM EST

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 will be released in China on Feb. 8, Lionsgate confirmed Tuesday.

Set in a dystopian, totalitarian state where dissent is brutally crushed, the movie will debut on more than 4,000 screens across the world’s most populous nation, making it biggest rollout for the Hunger Games franchise in China to date, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film had been set to screen on Nov. 21 but was pushed back to January. Then Lionsgate announced the February release, which coincides with the Chinese New Year holiday.

To promote the movie, a Chinese language trailer is being released and Jennifer Lawrence has even recorded a special greeting for Hunger Games fans in Mandarin.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

Write to Helen Regan at helen.regan@timeasia.com.

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