Julianne Moore joins 'Hunger Games' cast

Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY

Julianne Moore has joined the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2.

The four-time Academy Award nominee will play President Alma Coin, the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol, Lionsgate studio announced on Friday.

Moore will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in the third and fourth installments of the Hunger Game franchise, slated for release in November 2014 and November 2015, respectively. The films will be directed by Francis Lawrence.

The movies, based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling novels, follow Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) as she leads the district of Panem in revolt against the corrupt Capitol.

The first installment of The Hunger Games grossed nearly $700 million at the box office in 2012. The second film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, opens November 22.


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