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The actress, who is currently playing queen-in-waiting Margaery Tyrell on HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, will be bringing her gamesmanship to Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”, the two-part finale to the “Hunger Games” franchise.
The studio has tapped the actress, who can also be seen in CBS’ “Elementary”, to play Cressida, a director who joins the rebellion in the two-part “Mockingjay”, and helps Katniss and company put out their propaganda videos in order to counter the Capitol’s own propaganda videos.
The two films will be based on the third novel in Suzanne Collins’ YA dystopian book series, which continues this November 22, 2013 with “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.
“Mockingjay” finds Katniss going all-in with the rebels in order to overthrow the tyrannical ruling Capitol, led by Donald Sutherland’s President Snow. Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson all return in “Mockingjay”, which has been separated into two movies to, er, keep the franchise going, I guess. Though if you were to ask the producers, I’m sure they would tell you they had to split the third and final book up into two movies because of storytelling reasons.
Let’s just go with that.
Francis Lawrence, who is directing “Catching Fire” (having replaced Gary Ross from the first movie), will also return to direct both “Mockingjay” installments, currently set for release on November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015.