Screenwriter hired for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Danny Strong has been hired to write the two films to be based on Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Filming is well underway on the second The Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, with director Francis Lawrence calling the shots from a script by Simon Beaufoy and Michael Arndt. After that, there's one more book to be adapted, and it'd already been announced by Lionsgate that it was planning to make two films out of Mockingjay, the closing part of the trilogy.
Work has now begun on that, too, with a screenwriter hired to pen the two films. Variety reports that Danny Strong has landed the job of adapting Suzanne Collins' work. Strong penned and produced the Emmy-winning Sarah Palin drama Game Change, and before that the also-acclaimed Recount. Given how politically charged The Hunger Games trilogy is, he seems a good choice.
Strong also has an acting background, of course, which includes the likes of Saved By The Bell: The New Class, Buffy The Vampire Slayer (he was Jonathan Levinson) and Mad Men.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set for release in November 2013. The first part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay will follow a year later...