While the second installment of the ‘Hunger Games’ film franchise hasn’t been released yet, director Francis Lawrence and company have already started on the third and fourth movies. Based on the final book in the young adult series by Suzanne Collins, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ will be split into two movies and over the course of the summer, the casting process has been moving right along as ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ prepares for it’s premiere. So far, in addition to the returning stars from the first two movies, Julianne Moore and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer have been connected to the projects. Now, the latest reports say that another lovely lady joins the fray.
Australian actress Stef Dawson has joined the cast for both ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2’. While the Aussie hasn’t appeared in many projects that an American audience would be familiar with, she has done some features like ‘Foxfur’, ‘Wrath’, and the upcoming horror movie, ’13 Girls’. In the world of Panem, Dawson will play District 4 victor Annie Cresta, who is also romantically connected to fellow District 4 champion Finnick Odair, played by Sam Claflin. After participating in the 70th Hunger Games, Annie was said to be considered as mentally unstable afterwards. While I don’t know much else about the character, she seems pretty interesting so far.
Dawson will join Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Jennifer Lawrence in the final chapters of the story that follows Katniss Everdeen and the rebellion against the tyrannical President and the Capitol.
‘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.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter