Posted: 2:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
By Dan Clarendon
UPDATE (9/13/13): Julianne Moore has officially joined The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Parts 1 & 2 as President Alma Coin, Deadline reports.
Original story (6/27/13):
The odds seem to be ever in the Hunger Games films' favor — four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore is circling a pivotal part in the third and fourth installments!
Deadline reports that Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence is pursuing Julianne for the Mockingjay films, the two-parter based on the last book of the Hunger Games series. The role in question? President Alma Coin.
Spoilers are ahead, tributes. Proceed with caution!
In case you've forgotten, Alma is the District 13 prez who engineers the rescue of Katniss and other tributes from the 75th Hunger Games and spearheads the rebellion of the districts against Capitol. (Even bigger spoiler alert!) Coin is so ruthless, however, that she bombs President Snow's mansion despite the collateral loss of human life, including that of Katniss's sister, Prim. Katniss kills her in revenge.
Julianne is a critically-cherished actress who has been nominated for four Academy Awards — including two in one year! Last year, she earned an Emmy, a SAG Award, and a Golden Globe for her role as Sarah Palin in the HBO film Game Change.
Suffice it to say, she knows a thing or two about playing ambitious politicians!