A lot of legitimate talent in Hollywood has jumped on board the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' incredible Hunger Games series of novels, with a mix of rising young stars and established and respected veterans of the industry signing up for roles in the four-part movie franchise.
Now, another Hollywood heavyweight is being eyeballed for a major role: Slashfilm reports that actress is in talks to play Alma Coin, leader of the resistance and President of District 13 for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.
The description of Coin's character is a bit of a spoiler for anyone who hasn't read the books, so if you want to be surprised, skip over this next bit that's whited-out and move on to the next.
Fans of the book will understand this is a huge casting decision to make. Alma Coin is the President of the underground District 13 and the leader of the resistance. However, by the end of the trilogy, she ends up being a villain on par with (or even greater than) President Snow of the Capitol. She proves herself to be just as ruthless, cold, calculating, and manipulative, and has absolutely no qualms about letting others die if it serves her own purpose. As Katniss learns, it is often Coin, not Snow, whose hand is pulling the puppet strings in the background.
I'm all for this. An incredibly talented actress, Moore would be an amazing addition to the cast and a savvy move on the part of casting director (My other choice would be ). If the negotiations work out for both parties and Moore is cast, her busy schedule will become even more busy. She's appearing in multiple films this year including 's directorial debut Don Jon and Kimberly Pierce's much-anticipated remake of Carrie, and she'll be in theaters early next year in fantasy epic The Seventh Son. Moore would appear in both Parts 1 and 2 of Mockingjay.
If she joins, Moore will be added to an already-stellar cast that includes young stars , , , , and , and established vets , , , , , , , and .
Mockingjay Part 1 will be in theaters November 21st of next year, with Part 2 appearing a year later on November 20th. In the meantime, fans can look forward to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which is due in theaters on November 22nd of this year.
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