A writer for the two-part final chapter of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay has been found. Read on for all the details on the man ready to take on this mammoth adaptation for fans around the globe. No pressure there, buddy!
Variety reports that Danny Strong (HBO’s “Game Change”) has been tapped to write the two-part Hunger Games finale Mockingjay for Lionsgate. The first sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which Francis Lawrence is directing from a script by Simon Beaufoy, is due out November 22, 2013. Nina Jacobson’s Color Force is producing with Jon Kilik.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones and Donald Sutherland will all return to reprise their roles in Catching Fire, which has also added franchise newcomers Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Amanda Plummer and Jeffrey Wright.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Book Synopsis
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’ family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’ groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
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