"Game of Thrones" star Natalie Dormer has been cast as Cressida in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2," this according to Lionsgate. Dormer plays Margaery Tyrell on the popular HBO series, and appears in the upcoming films "Rush" and "The Counselor." She also starred in "Captain America: First Avenger" and "W.E."
For "Hunger Games" fans who are a little rusty on their "Mockingjay" memories, Cressida is a "resident director from the Capitol who joined the rebellion" and catalogs Katniss Everdeen's adventures as a symbol of the resistance. From the "Hunger Games" Wiki: "Cressida is described as a young woman whose head is shaved bald and tattooed with vivid green vines."
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone and Sam Claflin are all expected to star in "Mockingjay." Francis Lawrence (no relation to Jennifer) will direct the final two films, from scripts by Danny Strong ("Lee Daniels' The Butler"). Here's the Lionsgate plot summary of "Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2":
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2 make up the third and fourth installments of heroine Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) journey as she 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.
First things first: "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is out on Nov. 22, 2013. The first part of "Mockingjay" will arrive next year.