Lionsgate announced today that Julianne Moore has joined the cast of the "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay." The final book in Suzanne Collins' bestselling young adult trilogy will be split into two films. The Academy Award-nominated Moore will play President Alma Coin.
Director Francis Lawrence("I Am Legend", "Constantine") will direct both halves of the Mockingjay adaptation. Lawrence's last two projects were "Water for Elephants" and the pilot of Kiefer Sutherland's now-defunct TV series Touch. He recently put the finishing touches on "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", which hits theaters on November 22. Advanced tickets for the next chapter will go on sale October 1.
Last year, Moore collected an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in HBO's "Game Change." Her next project is "Don Jon", working alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who also wrote and directed the film. Moore will also help turn the Halloween season upside-down, starring the in the "Carrie" remake, which hits theaters on October 18.
Moore joins the previously-announced new cast members Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, and Evan Ross in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Fans of The Hunger Games should be busy for the next three years in a row. Part one of the trilogy finale is set to hit theaters on November 21, 2014, and the conclusion is scheduled for November 20, 2015.
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