Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Daredevil Will Return For Season Two
But with new producers in charge
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
It's Steve Carell Vs. Emma Stone In Battle Of The Sexes
They're on for the real-life tennis tale
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
18 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Big Hero 6 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Serena (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Riot Club (2014)
Empire Star Rating
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Gwendoline Christie Joins Mockingjay Part 2
Hunger Games Of Thrones

06 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Gwendoline-Christie-Joins-Mockingjay-Part-2

There’s a change being made in the cast for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the second of the movies spawned from Suzanne Collins’ third novel. A scheduling clash has forced Lily Rabe to drop out, but the team has found an excellent replacement: Game Of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie will step in.

Christie, who is best known as warrior Brienne of Tarth in Thrones, is now set to play Commander Lyme in the final film. Lyme shows up in Mockingjay as the leader of the rebellion in District 2, one of the earliest territories to show defiance towards the Capitol.

She is also a former victor of the Games, though she entered the arena a generation ago and served as a mentor to those from District 2 who followed her. She becomes a key part of the assault along with the forces from her District.

Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence is working on both movies, which features veterans Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks and some new faces including Julianne Moore and one of Christie’s fellow Thrones thesps, Natalie Dormer.

The team is also figuring out how to create the final few shots required for the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s role as Plutarch Heavensbee. Game Of Thrones, meanwhile, returns to UK screens tomorrow night, April 7 following its US debut on April 6 (though Sky Atlantic is also planning to simulcast the show at 2:00am in the UK).


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Captain America Commands The US Box Office
Marvel scores an April record with Rogers' return
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)