Though she’s been rumored for a while now, we’re finally receiving confirmation that Julianne Moore has signed on for Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay in the role of Alma Coin.
For those who haven’t read the novels, Coin plays a pretty big role in the third and final book, as she is the President of District 13 and leads the rebellion against the Capitol.
Moore is a talented actress who will surely bring a lot to the film, which already has an impressive cast. It will be a bit of a reunion for her as well as she recently starred in Game Change, which was written by Danny Strong (who wrote Mockingjay) and co-starred with Woody Harrelson, who will also show up here as Haymitch Abernathy.
Check out the full press release below and let us know if you’re happy to see Julianne Moore joining The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
Lionsgate announced today that four-time Academy Award® nominee Julianne Moore (BOOGIE NIGHTS, THE HOURS, THE END OF THE AFFAIR and FAR FROM HEAVEN) has joined the cast of THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2 as President Alma Coin, the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol.
Moore will star opposite Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in the third and fourth installments of the global blockbuster HUNGER GAMES franchise, slated for release in November 2014 and November 2015, respectively. She will join new cast members including Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson and Evan Ross.
In addition to her four Oscar-nominated roles, Moore has previously starred in CRAZY STUPID LOVE, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, CHILDREN OF MEN and last year’s HBO political drama film GAME CHANGE, which netted her an Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award®. She will next be seen in DON JON, SEVENTH SON and CARRIE.
Mockingjay, Part 1 is currently set to open November 21, 2014, and Mockingjay, Part 2 will follow on November 20, 2015.