Julianne Moore Cast in Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Word's been circling for a while that flame haired screen icon Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights, The Kids Are Alright) had been approached to play President Alma Coin in the 2 part movie of Mockingjay, the third book in the Hunger Games series.

Well, she was approached and now she's signed and she's in. Julianne Moore WILL play Alma Coin, leader of the resistance and mightily dodgy politician type in the 3rd (and then 4th) Hunger Games film.

The second movie, Catching Fire, comes out in November this year and continues the tale of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and to a much lesser extent Peeta Mallark (John Hutcherson), winners of the 74th Annual Hunger Games and now the faces of a continent-wide rebellion effort.



Alma Coin is the President of District 13, thought to have been long destroyed by the Man in the Capitol, and she recruits Katniss to become the public face of the rebels. She's also suspicious as all hell and, if you've read the books (I have. Shut up, they're pretty good) you'll know how that all turns out.

Julianne Moore is an Academy Award Nominee (which is better than winning. The Top Five LOWEST Grossing Films of all Time have at least one Academy Award winner in the cast) and is a great piece of casting for the Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2.

Words by Gazz Wood

Gazz Wood is a writer from The Northern Film School at Leeds Met University. As well as writing for Wireless he can also be heard on the monthly podcast Possibly of Interest with TV Producer Howard Cohen and special guests from the world of British TV and Cinema, plus his own weekly show Gazz Wood Has A Podcast. He can also be followed on Twitter @GazzPH90