Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Adds American Horror Story Actress

By Kristy Puchko 2013-09-17 10:32:09discussion comments
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This November will see the release of Catching Fire, the hotly anticipated sequel to the 2012 hit The Hunger Games. But already Lionsgate has their nose to the grindstone the second filmís follow-up Mockingjay Part 1. On The Hunger Gamesís official Facebook page it has been unveiled that Lily Rabe has been chosen to play Commander Lyme in the first section of the two-part finale based on Suzanne Collins wildly popular book series.

The cast already boasts Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, reprising their roles from the first film, as well as Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Julianne Moore, who will play Plutarch Heavensbee and President Coin. Rabe will join newcomers like Game of Thronesí Natalie Dormer, Evan Ross, and Stef Dawson. How Rabeís character will fit into the world of Panem will be detailed below, which will offer spoilers for Catching Fire and Mockingjay. So, if you havenít read the books and donít want anything spoiled, considered yourself warned and skip the next paragraph.

Okay, just Hunger Game readers here? Letís press on. Rabe is set to play Lyme, a fearsome commander out of District 2 who was named a Hunger Games victor long before Katniss competed. While Catching Fire will wrangle a bunch of old victors into the fray of this cruel competition once more, Lyme steered clear of it. However, while District 2--known for the masonry--is one of the better off areas under the Capitolís reign, Lyme is among the first from her district to join the rebellion against President Snow incited by Katniss and the Quarter Quellís shocking conclusion. She joins in the cause with Katniss and President Coin and is describe in the book as imposing, being taller than 6 feet, middle-aged, and very brawny.

As this franchise is one of the hottest in the world right now, Mockingjay Part 1 marks an incredible opportunity for Rabe. The New York-born actress scored a string of one-off roles in TV dramas like Medium, Nip/Tuck and Law & Order before landing a recurring role in American Horror Story. She first appeared on the scary series in 2011 as Nora Montgomery, the socialite wife who becomes the mother of a monster. She resurfaced in season two as Sister Mary Eunice, a nun serving at the titular asylum under the stern Sister Jude. To date, Rabeís movie credits are mostly unremarkable, including such forgettable features as the Catherine Zeta-Jones/Aaron Eckhart rom-com No Reservations, the Robert DeNiro-fronted showbiz dramedy What Just Happened, and the grim Ryan Gosling/Kirsten Dunst crime-drama All Good Things. Even though her role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will likely be small, it will still be a great chance to be seen and branch out from TV.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will hit theaters on November 21, 2014.
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