The Katniss Chronicles, you know, the brilliant audio drama based on the Hunger Games Trilogy, will be back next year for the third part of their series this coming June! Check out the official press release below!
LOS ANGELES, CA – November 14, 2013 – The creators of The Katniss Chronicles are proud to announce that they will continue their acclaimed audio drama adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy with the release of Part III (Mockingjay) in June 2014.
“It’s been a tough secret to keep,” explains Executive Producer and Head Writer Tony Caballero, “but we had always intended to complete all three books, hopefully culminating with the release of each of the feature films. (Writer/Executive Producer) Bryant Dillon and I have been trading off writing duties since just before San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, while (Director/Executive Producer) Sam Rhodes has been editing Part II.”
Nominated for 14 Audio Verse Awards, The Katniss Chronicles is currently approaching the end of its second season adaptation of Catching Fire, with three episodes remaining before their blockbuster season finale. A favorite with Hunger Games fans, The Katniss Chronicles has been a labor of love for the staff, who have used the books as a jumping–off point and enhanced the story with music, audio effects, and a cast of first-time and professional actors on both the East and West Coasts.
Current and past episodes are available for free to listeners through the official website (www.thekatnisschronicles.com) and through iTunes.
Natalie Dormer, who will play Cressida in the Mockingjay movies, spoke to NY Post about The Hunger Games and it’s allegorical portrayal of the real world.
Perhaps the biggest deal, though, is the role she’s scheduled to start shooting next: “Mockingjay,” the two-part final installment of the “Hunger Games” series. She’ll play Cressida, a film director who leaves the comfort of the Capitol to document Katniss Everdeen and the uprising she’s inspired.
“It’s incredible how poignant an allegory it is for what’s going on in the real world,” says Dormer of the series. “You only need to turn on the television and watch the terrible things about Syria, about a government turning on their own people.
“That’s the strength of fantasy,” she says, “whether it’s ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Hunger Games,’ where you can make a really strong statement about society without getting caught up in the constrictions of current politics.”
She also talks about her upcoming movie, Rush, which also stars Thor: Gale’s Brother Chris Hemsworth and her other upcoming projects.
From the official Hunger Games Twitter, we have learned that the first casting for the Mockingjay movies has been made! Please welcome Natalie Dormer! She will be playing Cressida, the film director that records Katniss’ journey in Mockingjay. Natalie’s repertoire includes The Tudors and Game of Thrones.
As you know, there have been a few Mockingjay casting rumors, less than a handful I’d say, and absolutely NO confirmations! While we wait for some actual casting news (we’re getting good at waiting, eh?) why don’t you tell us who you think will be cast first!
The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline have reported that Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore is in talks to star as President Alma Coin in the final Mockingjay movies. This would reunite her with Josh Hutcherson, who starred as her son in The Kids Are All Right.
Julianne Moore is in early talks to join the third and fourth installments of The Hunger Games films.
The actress would play District 13 leader Alma Coin in the two-part adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘Mockingjay.
Talks are early, but Moore would join a cast that includes stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as well asPhilip Seymour Hoffman.
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; stars opposite Jeff Bridges inSeventh Son for Warner Bros; and opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson in Don Jon, which Gordon-Levitt wrote and directed. I saw the latter film in Sundance, and there is a strong performance by Moore, on the order of The Kids Are All Rright.
Personally I’d be thrilled if this came true! Julianne’s repertoire speaks for itself, and it would be amazing to add an actress with such range and capability! She’s one of my favorite actresses and I could not think of someone better to battle head to head with Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.