5:23 pm - 02/15/2013

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Screenwriter Danny Strong to Begin Work on Part 2 aka Part 1 is finished

The award-winning writer behind "Game Change" has already finished "Mockingjay (Part One)" and now has the go-ahead for the follow-up.

Lionsgate has exercised its option for Danny Strong, who wrote the award-winning HBO movie Game Change, to pen the script for the second part of the company’s adaptation of Mockingjay, the finale of the Hunger Games movie series.

Strong had already written the script for Mockingjay, Part 1 and had a deal to write the script for the second part. But it was always contingent on the studio liking and approving his draft for Part One.

Now it’s all systems go for him to commence the new script.

Lionsgate is dividing the book into two parts, a la the finales for Harry Potter and Twilight.
It’s unclear how the book is being split. The story kicks off after heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) escapes the fight-to-the-death games and reluctantly agrees to lead the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the Capitol. She teams with close friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth) to bring down the brutal rulers.

Francis Lawrence, currently shooting Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is expected to direct the movie while Nina Jacobson produces via her Color Force banner.

Strong is repped by CAA, Gotham Group, Sweeney Managent and Jackoway Tyerman.

makahakat 15th-Feb-2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
i love you for this comment
tobesurrounded 15th-Feb-2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
us Peeta haters (assuming you are one) need to stick together.
makahakat 15th-Feb-2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
lol he was too useless for me to even hate, i just wanted him to go away forever. he was like the tuxedo mask of the series, only there for being in angsty peril~ and waiting for the girl to rescue him and take care of him~. get out of the way, useless, other people are actually doing shit in this series
d00ditsemily 15th-Feb-2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
You stan for the most useless person in the whole Hunger Games tho....
makahakat 15th-Feb-2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
youre joking right

gale was like the only consistantly useFUL character in that entire series
d00ditsemily 16th-Feb-2013 12:05 am (UTC)
And Liam will screw it up with his brick wall face.
makahakat 16th-Feb-2013 12:09 am (UTC)
d00ditsemily 16th-Feb-2013 12:11 am (UTC)
robinsparkle 16th-Feb-2013 03:43 am (UTC)
IA tbh. I like Josh more than Liam, but Gale was far superior in the books. Such a cop out to make Katniss use that excuse as to why they couldn't be together.
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