Two new additions have been added in the final installments of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2. Joining the cast is Patina Miller and Mahershala Ali, playing Commander Paylor and Commander Boggs respectively.
Lionsgate made an announcement early Wednesday of Miller’s involvement in Mockingjay, while an announcement of Ali’s role was made earlier today.
Miller is best known for her Broadway roles which include Sister Act and currently stars as the lead in Pippin for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Ali’s credits include USA’s The 4400, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Place Beyond the Pines, and guest appearances in Treme, Alcatraz, and House of Cards.
Miller and Ali join the cast which includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci who are all reprising their roles, and newbies Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Lily Rabe, and Julianne Moore.
Mockingjay will follow heroine Katniss Everdeen’s journey as the face of the rebellion joining others in the uprising to bring down the corrupt government known as the Capitol.
Mockingjay: Part 1 is set to be released Nov. 21, 2014, and Mockingjay: Part 2 on Nov. 20, 2015.
The sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, opens everywhere on Nov. 22, 2013