Although The Hunger Games: Catching Fire isn’t due in theaters until November, director Francis Lawrence is already looking at production on the third installment in the film series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. In the tradition of casting high-profile actors such as Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Donald Sutherland, Mockingjay is looking to add Julianne Moore to the film’s emerging cast as Politician Alma Coin.
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY AND CATCHING FIRE BELOW
As reported on Deadline, Academy Award-nominated actor Julianne Moore is in talks to play Alma Coin, a prominent character in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Alma Coin is a politician who works with Katniss Everdeen to lead the budding rebellion against the Capitol in the third installment of the Hunger Games saga. Katniss is unclear about Coin’s motives because of the politician’s cold and manipulative personality.
Julianne Moore recently won a Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe for her leading role as Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Party Vice President hopeful Sarah Palin in HBO’s TV movie Game Change. It’s also important to note that screenwriter Danny Strong wrote both parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, as well as Game Change, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Dramatic Special.
After being disqualified in the Third Quarter Quell in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) agrees to be the face of the revolution against the Capitol. Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) rises to a new leadership role, while Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) continues to be a victim of President Snow’s (Donald Sutherland) villainous brainwashing. It’s unclear where the movies will split the story, but it is believed that Part 1 will end before the revolutionaries invade the Capitol.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will hit theaters on November 22. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will open on November 21, 2014, and Part 2 on November 20, 2015. All three films will be presented in IMAX.