Lionsagte has officially announced that actress Julianne Moore will be joining The Hunger Games franchise. The accomplished and talented actress will be playing the role of president Alma Coin in Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2. The studio shared this exciting news in an official press release on Friday:
“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. Moore is represented by CAA and Management 360.”
What do you think of this casting news? Do you think Moore is a good fit for this role? Do you think that Lionsgate should move the release date for Mockingjay Part 2 to an earlier date? Share what you are thinking in the comments below!