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"Game Change" & "Recount" scribe Danny Strong to pen Hunger Games: Mockingjay

10.01.2012by: Jake Dee

Talk about getting all your ducks in a row...

With well over a year until THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE ignites theaters, Lionsgate has already hired Emmy award winning scribe Danny Strong ("Game Change," "Recount") to pen the two-part franchise finale, MOCKINGJAY. I guess the plan is to go out with a POTTER or TWILIGHT blaze of (in)glory...think it'll work?

Strong (seen right), an actor cum writer, also penned THE BUTLER for Lee Butler and has THE LOST SYMBOL possibly in the works. MOCKINJAY seems markedly lighter and younger than his previous writing material, should be interesting to see how he adapts (literally and figuratively).

MOCKINGJAY - already slated for a November 21, 2014 release - picks up after:

Katniss Everdeen, against all odds, has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.

The LAW!

Extra Tidbit: Thoughts on the Strong hire?
Source: Variety

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