Elizabeth Banks,who plays Effie, in the Hunger Games trilogy, has confirmed on her blog about Danny Strong penning the screenplays for Mockingjay Part 1 and 2, which will be out in 2014 and 2015, respectively. In her post she says:
“Right now I’m filming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but the powers that be are hard at work adapting book #3, Mockingjay.”“Going Twilight-style, the third book will be split up into two movies, both written by Buffy alum Danny Strong.”“He acts and writes! He wrote the HBO flicks Game Change and Recount, so tight, I can’t wait to see what he does with Mockingjay!”
If you haven’t heard it yet, Danny Strong was indeed rumored to pen the scripts for the last two films of the franchise. We don’t know if Lionsgate will be happy to hear about Elizabeth Banks spilling the beans without official confirmation from them first. Anyway, welcome to the Hunger Games fandom Sir Danny Strong.
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