Julianne Moore to join Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

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THE HUNGER GAMES franchise keeps looking better and better.  It’s now been reported that Julianne Moore is so very close to signing on as District 13 leader Alma Coin.  If Katniss is the face of the revolution, Alma Coin is the face behind the revolution.  Without spoiling the part completely for those who haven’t read the novels from Suzanne Collins, I’ll refrain from details but I think Julianne Moore is an excellent choice for the part.  The part will span the last book which will be split into two films much like TWILIGHT and HARRY POTTER.  I think it helps that they put out a good product the first time around and now other talented actors like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore are hopping on board.THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 is set to release November 21, 2014, while PART 2 will be released November 20, 2015. (Deadline)

Meanwhile, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (click the link to watch the trailer) is set to star Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair) Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere), Jenna Malone (Johanna Mason), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee), Jeffrey Wright (Beetee), Amanda Plummer (Wiress), Lynn Cohen (Mags), Jeffrey Wright (Beetee), Alan Ritchson (Gloss), Bruno Gunn (Brutus), Meta Golding (Enobaria), E. Roger Mitchell (Chaff) and Maria Howell (Seeder). THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is directed by Francis Lawrence and will be released in theaters on November 22, 2013.

The official synopsis: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour’ of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

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