'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Taps Emmy Winner Danny Strong as Writer


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The 'Game Change' scribe is set to provide the scripts for both the first and the second installments of the final chapter of the 'Hunger Games' film series.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" hasn't even wrapped its production, but Lionsgate Films is already working on its follow-up "Mockingjay", which is parted into two installments. Variety reports that the studio has tapped Danny Strong as the screenwriter for the final chapter of "The Hunger Games" film series.

Multiple insiders reveal that the award-winning writer of HBO's "Game Change" will pen the scripts for both "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2". Lionsgate, however, has yet to make an official statement to confirm the report.

The first part of "Mockingjay" is scheduled to open in the U.S. on November 21, 2014, while the second one will be unleashed nationwide on November 20 a year later. The upcoming films will not mark Strong's first duty in adapting a bestselling novel. He has previously written "The Lost Symbol", which was a sequel to Dan Brown's hit series "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons".

Lionsgate is currently focusing on the filming of "Catching Fire" with director Francis Lawrence. The second movie in the franchise has Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy serving as the screenwriter. With Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth returning as the three major characters Katniss, Peeta and Gale respectively, the film is due to come out Stateside on November 22 next year.

As for Danny Strong, he has just won two Emmys for writing and co-exec producing "Game Change". His recent screenwriting works include Lee Daniels' "The Butler", and a CBS legal drama series which has David O. Russell serving as the director.

© AceShowbiz.com


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