We have a new – and quite exciting – Mockingjay casting rumor going on this AM. Deadline is reporting that actress Julianne Moore is being considered for the manipulative President Coin in the last two installments of The Hunger Games franchise.
As The Hunger Games moves into the final two movies culled from the Suzanne Collins novel Mockingjay, I’ve heard that Lionsgate and director Francis Lawrence are eyeing Julianne Moore to play the role of President Alma Coin. She is the manipulative politician who figures brightly in the finale as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes a symbol of rebellion against the autocratic Capitol government. This is likely to happen quickly, and Moore would star in both of the final films
This comes at a time when Moore has a lot of good stuff going. The actress, who’s coming off her Emmy-winning portrayal of Sarah Palin in HBO’s Game Change, plays the twisted mom in the Kim Peirce-directed Carrie remake, and stars opposite Jeff Bridges in Seventh Son for Warner Bros, and opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson in Don Jon, which Gordon-Levitt wrote and directed.
Julianne was in the movie The Kids Are Alright which also starred Josh Hutcherson, and has quite an extensive resume including 30 Rock as well. She has also worked with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Woody Harrelson.
Though she looks considerably younger than Donald Sutherland‘s President Snow, there is no exact age given for Coin. Julianne is a stellar actress, and if cast, would possibly be among the best choices the movie has seen.
These are all early talks, but what do you think of her as President Coin? Yay or nay?