Emmy-Winner Danny Strong to Write 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Actor/writer Danny Strong may not have a beefy resume when it comes to his script work, but what he has is enough for him to get hired by Lionsgate to pen Mockingjay, the two-part series finale to The Hungers Games.

The first movie came out in March this year and, with a global box office of $685 million, it is one of the top grossing movie of 2012.

Taking place in an alternate future, the movie stars Jennifer Lawrence as a representative of her hometown who must fight to the death with other contestants in an annual contest called The Hunger Games.

The second movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is currently filming with I Am Legend's Francis Lawrence at the helm, and it is scheduled to be released on November 22, 2013.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I is scheduled for release on November 21, 2014, with Part II set for November 20, 2015.

Now that Lionsgate has found a writer, up next for the studio is to look for a director. For financial reasons, the studio doesn't like to re-up with the previous directors and, instead, wants to go with someone new.

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