A couple of months ago it was reported that Julianne Moore was in talks to join The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2. Lionsgate has officially announced that she will play District 13 leader Alma Coin.
Coin is the President of District 13 and the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol by the people of the districts of Panem. She is first introduced when Katniss Everdeen meets her in District 13. She ends up clashing with the heroine as her methods and motivations draw suspicion.
Here's the press release:
Lionsgate announced today that four-time Academy Award® nominee Julianne Moore (BOOGIE NIGHTS, THE HOURS, THE END OF THE AFFAIR and FAR FROM HEAVEN) has joined the cast of THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2 as President Alma Coin, the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol.
Moore will star opposite Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in the third and fourth installments of the global blockbuster HUNGER GAMES franchise, slated for release in November 2014 and November 2015, respectively. She will join new cast members including Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson and Evan Ross.
In addition to her four Oscar-nominated roles, Moore has previously starred in CRAZY STUPID LOVE, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, CHILDREN OF MEN and last year’s HBO political drama film GAME CHANGE, which netted her an Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award®. She will next be seen in DON JON, SEVENTH SON and CARRIE.
Moore is represented by CAA and Management 360.