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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Officially Has A Screenwriter

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We’ve got a long ways to go before we get to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 but Lionsgate is full steam ahead. They’ve made their final decision on who will pen the script and it is… 

Danny Strong!

Now you may be asking yourself, “Wasn’t he already set for parts 1 and 2?” Well that’s what we thought when we first heard the news of the Buffy alum writing the script for the adaptation. But as it turns out, Strong had a deal with Lionsgate to write the second half of the story but it was only going to be fulfilled if they liked what he did with the first. And it looks like they love it.

Strong wrote the HBO movie Game Change, which won an Emmy and which many feel gives the writer an advantage in adapting the politically charged Mockingjay.

Francis Lawrence, who is currently directing Catching Fire, is already set to direct Mockingjay 1 & 2. Catching Fire will be released November 22.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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