The Hunger Games franchise already has enough to gloat about: the first installment cashed in $685 million worldwide, star Jennifer Lawrence is America’s most beloved young actress (she just snagged an Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, to boot), and the acclaimed Philip Seymour Hoffman is stepping onto the screen as Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire. But nope, all of that is not enough for Lionsgate.
Deadline reports that Lionsgate and director Francis Lawrence want to add Julianne Moore to its all-star cast for the final two sequels based on the Suzanne Collins novel Mockingjay. They are eyeing Moore to play the calculating President Alma Coin.
In the novels, President Coin is credited for positioning Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) as the symbol of the rebellion against the oppressive Capitol’s regime, led by President Snow (Donald Sutherland). But Katniss is not exactly Coin’s biggest fan…
As fans of the book series, we think Moore would be a great addition to the The Hunger Games ensemble. But if Moore ends up not wanting to take on the coveted role, I volunteer as tribute! But Moore would have to be crazy not to sign on to the wildly successful franchise. And come on, who wouldn’t want to see Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Moore go head-to-head? Let the games begin!
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ First Look: The Quarter Quell Begins! – PICS
New ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Poster will Spark Your Excitement — POSTER
75th Annual Hunger Games Reaping Has Ended