She'll play Commander Lyme in Lionsgate's two-part finale, which will be directed by Francis Lawrence (“Catching Fire”)
“American Horror Story” actress Lily Rabe has been cast as Commander Lyme in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 and 2,” Lionsgate announced on Twitter on Monday.
“Catching Fire” filmmaker Francis Lawrence returns to direct the two-part “Hunger Games” finale, which is based on the third novel in the bestselling series by Suzanne Collins.
Jennifer Lawrence is set to reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen, who leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance.
In the books, Commander Lyme is a past victor of an unknown Hunger Games who oversees the rebellion in District 2.
The first “Hunger Games” movie grossed nearly $700 million worldwide. A sequel, “Catching Fire,” is set to heat up theaters on Nov. 22. ”Mockingjay – Part 1” will be released worldwide on Nov. 21, 2014, while “Part 2” will open Nov. 20, 2015.
Rabe recently starred appeared in “All Good Things” and is slated to play Mary Pickford in an indie movie titled “The First.”