It looks like Lionsgate is hoping to continue on with the fantastic casting that they’ve been doing for The Hunger Games films. After snagging top talent for the first two instalments in the acclaimed series, we’re now starting to hear casting news about the third instalment, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
While the film is still a long ways away, Deadline reports that the studio and director Francis Lawrence have their eye on Julianne Moore for the role of President Alma Coin, who plays a crucial role in the final chapter of The Hunger Games trilogy. She’s “the head of District 13 and leads the rebellion against the Capitol and factors very heavily in the lines of Katiness, Prim, Peeta and more.”
If she joins, Moore would be playing the role in both films, as Mockingjay will be split into two parts. Seeing as the script for the film is written by Danny Strong, who wrote Game Change (in which Moore played politician Sarah Palin), it’s probably a good bet that she’ll sign on.
For now though, the two parties are still in talks. I do hope that this goes through though as Moore would be a solid addition to an already great cast and I can safely say that I can easily see her in the role. I think she’d be a great fit.
Personally, I loved The Hunger Game books but didn’t care much for the film. Admittedly, films are rarely as good as the books that they are based on but The Hunger Games was particularly disappointing. That being said, I thought Catching Fire and Mockingjay were both much better than the first novel and so, I’m hoping that they make for much better films as well.
What do you think? Do you want to see Julianne Moore join The Hunger Games: Catching Fire?