Julianne Moore is currently in talks to join Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
Although the second installment of the series hasn’t arrived in theaters, it would seem Lionsgate is wasting no time getting the third chapter up and running.
According to Deadline, Julianne Moore is eyeing the role of President Alma Coin in Mockingjay. Without giving too much away, she’s a pretty nasty character in the books.
Moore will join a franchise that is already stacked from top to bottom with big names. The actress will be joined by such familiar faces as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, among many others.
The final installment of the Hunger Games saga will be released as two films. The Wrap reports the first chapter will hit theaters on November 21, 2014, while the last chunk of the story will arrive on November 20, 2015.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, meanwhile, is set to hit theaters later this year. Lionsgate currently has the film slated to arrive on November 22, 2013.
Keep in mind that negotiations between Lionsgate and Julianne Moore are underway at the moment. This means the actress could decide to pass on the role down the road. As evidenced by Columbia Pictures’ recent chat with Sandra Bullock about Annie, sometimes these things just fall apart.
Julianne Moore fans are no doubt looking forward to catching her turn as Margaret White in director Kimberly Peirce’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie. The movie finds Chloe Grace Moretz tackling the title character, a bullied girl who soon discovers she has telekinetic powers. The flick opens on October 18.
Moore will also appear in director Jaume Collet-Serra’s Non-Stop with Liam Neeson and Sergey Bodrov’s adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s bookk Seventh Son. The very busy actress is also slated to star in director David Cronenberg’s Map to the Stars.
Are you a fan of Julianne Moore? Do you think she’s the right choice to play President Alma Coin in Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay?