Lionsgate, a business built on Summit’s Twilight Saga books and now The Hunger Games trilogy, continues to base its future slates on book acquisition. It’s worth noting that the studio is either in production or developing four of the …
Lionsgate has just announced via Twitter that Natalie Dormer has joined the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2 in the role of Cressida. Directed by Francis Lawrence and based on the Suzanne Collins novel Mockingjay, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2 make up the third and fourth installments of heroine Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) journey as she leads a rebellion against the autocratic Capitol government. Dormer currently stars as Margaery Tyrell on HBO’s Game Of Thrones and will be seen in Ron Howard’s Rush next month as well as Ridley Scott’s The Counselor in October. She has also completed production on the indie film Posh. Dormer is represented by UTA, Untitled Entertainment, and United Agents.
Julianne Moore Poised To Join ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Going From Veep Candidate Sarah Palin To President Alma Coin?
EXCLUSIVE: As The Hunger Games moves into the final two movies culled from the Suzanne Collins novel Mockingjay, I’ve heard that Lionsgate and director Francis Lawrence are eyeing Julianne Moore to play the role of President Alma Coin. She is the manipulative politician who figures brightly in the finale as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes a symbol of rebellion against the autocratic Capitol government. This is likely to happen quickly, and Moore would star in both of the final films, which brings back Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth and the returning cast along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, who will be making his first appearance in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which the studio is planning to bring to San Diego Comic-Con in July. Color Force’s Nina Jacobson is producing the series.