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The Hunger Games Just Got Exponentially More Awesome, Has Cast Julianne Moore In Mockingjay

But who will she play? Head behind the cut for details. Warning: Those details will include major spoilers for the rest of the Hunger Games movies, so don’t click if you haven’t read.

As previously rumored, Julianne Moore will play Alma Coin, the President of District 13 and leader of the revolution against the Capitol. She seems like an OK person when she’s first introduced, if one with something of an abrasive personality. And maybe she’s willing to make some questionable choices if doing so will speed along the President Snow’s defeat, but hey, war is morally complicated. As the book goes on, however, she’s revealed as one of Katniss’ primary antagonists.

I love female villains, and I think Moore is a great choice for this particular one. She doesn’t tend to go for the villain roles, and Coin doesn’t seem particularly evil, at least not at first. The end result is that the full extent of her power-hungry, manipulative ways, when revealed, is that much more shocking.

And Moore playing that role? Screw it, it’s Friday, let’s have a gif party:

Yes, in case you were wondering, “pirouetting squirrel” is absolutely an emotion.

(via: Deadline)

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  • Talia

    YES! A great choice! Can’t wait to see her!

  • Anonymous

    She plays Katniss’ sugar momma. Oh come on, it’s what she plays in every other movie.

  • Anonymous

    I’d always pictured Judy Dench, but I’ll take Julianne Moore.

  • Janelle S

    I don’t know why Bradley Whitford is dancing, but I approve.

  • Marya

    Yes!!! Perfect!

  • Aeryl

    That’s from Cabin in the Woods! Check it out if you like horror, you’ll understand why he’s dancing soon enough!

  •!/scarletsherlock elliekitty

    Excellent! I pictured Sigourney Weaver while I was reading, but I definitely like this casting.

  • zyzzyva

    Please someone tell me what the pirouetting squirrel is from?! I must know!

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  • Brian

    I hope she does her weird Elysium accent.

    EDIT: Wait, that was Jodie Foster. Dangit. I blame Hannibal.

  • Smilingswan

    Me too! I love it!

  • Joanna

    Perfect casting.

  • Guymelef

    Great casting! Julianna Moore is awesomeness. After seeing her character in ‘Children of Men’, I am 100% convinced that she will be great in this role. She’s such a nuanced actor, I’ve always enjoyed watching her since she first came on my radar with ‘The Hours’.