Casting News For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ And Showing Off Moore As President Coin

Posted Thursday, September 26th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4 by

MockingjayIt’s a big day for fans of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ as we’ve found out two great pieces of casting news and have the first shot of Julianne Moore (‘Carrie‘) on set and in costume as President Alma Coin. I mean, we won’t even have a chance to see ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ until November 22nd. We already knew that the final novel would be split into two movies and would be directed by Francis Lawrence (‘I Am Legend’). What we didn’t know until now is that preliminary filming has already begun!

First up is the casting announcements. It looks as if Wes Chatham (‘Husk’) has been signed on to play Castor while Elden Henson (‘Rise: Blood Hunter’) has been signed on to play Pollux. They will also be joining recently signed on Stef Dawson (’13 Girls’) who will have the role of the District 4 victor Annie Creste and Lily Rab (‘American Horror Story’) who will play the role of Commander Lyme.

The two are playing brothers who will be working for  Cressida (who will be portrayed by Natalie Dormer from ‘Game of Thrones’). They end up being her TV crew, specifically, the camera men. They are critically important for filming a certain set of events that are too spoiler filled to mention for those who haven’t read the book. Needless to say what they film ends up having a huge impact on how the Capital and the Districts interact with one another.

What I can tell you is that it involves the mysterious District 13 which will be starting to have a huge impact in the upcoming film.

Wait, what’s District 13 you may ask? Well that also falls into spoiler territory but the one thing I can tell you is that it is run by President Alma Coin who will be portrayed by Julianne Moore and you can see the first shot of her in costume below.

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Are you excited for 2 more installments into ‘The Hunger Games’? If you’ve read the book do you think Moore looks the part of the president in her outfit? Let us know below!

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1’ opens on November 21, 2014, while ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ drops a year later on November 20, 2015.

Sources: E Online