Julianna Moore has been confirmed for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
The Golden Globe winner will play President Alma Coin, the president of District 13 and the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol. Lionsgate made the announcement Friday morning.
In the book, President Coin is described as “fifty or so, with gray hair that falls in an unbroken sheet to her shoulders.” Coin also has gray eyes, “but not like those of people from the Seam. They’re very pale, as if almost all the color has been sucked out of them. The color of slush that you wish would melt away.”
Moore was first reported to be in talks for the role in June.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, the third and final installment in the trilogy, will be released as two films. Part one will hit theaters on November 21, 2014, and part two will be released November 20, 2015.
Julianne Moore joins Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer, who was recently cast as Cressida, a resident director from the Capitol who joins the rebellion with her camera crew and assistant. Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson will reprise their roles as Katniss Everdeen, Gale Hawthorne, and Peeta Mallark. They are joined by Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee), Stef Dawson (Annie Cresta), and Evan Ross (Messalla).
Francis Lawrence, who was hired to direct Catching Fire, will be returning to direct both Mockingjay films. Gary Ross, who directed the first film, was supposed to return for the sequel, but backed out after deciding he didn’t have enough time to write and prepare the film the way he wanted because of a tight production schedule.
The screenplay will be written by Danny Strong, who wrote the HBO films Recount and Game Change, which starred Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.
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