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Lionsgate has announced that Lily Rabe will play Commander Lyme in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

Lily Rabe will be joining Mockingjay’s incredible cast, which recently added Julianne Moore as President Coin just last week. It is the third and final book in the series, but Mockingjay will be split into two films hitting theaters November 2014 and November 2015.

Related: Hypable’s giving away two tickets to the Catching Fire Los Angeles premiere!

Rabe’s casting follows in a long line of recent announcements include Evan Ross being cast as Messalla, Stef Dawson as Finnick’s wife, and Natalie Dormer as Cressida.

Lily Rabe is best known for playing Portia in the Shakespeare in the Park production of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and in her role in American Horror Story.

She joins a long list of major actors part of the book-to-film franchise. Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland round out an impressive line up of stars.

Lionsgate is expected to begin filming Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2 sometime this month. The cast will take a break from filming in November to promote Catching Fire, the highly-anticipated Hunger Games sequel hitting theaters on November 22. The three remaining films all have Francis Lawrence at the helm.

  • Harrison

    Holy crap!!!!!

    I was just saying the other day on a AHS article that she was one of the best parts of last season. I’m so happy that she’s not only getting more opportunities, but the fact that she’s going to FREAKING BE IN THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY!!!!


  • Ananya

    Just when I thought this cast list couldn’t get more impressive….

  • ZofTheTwiHard

    Stupid question: Who is Commander Lyme?
    FYI, I’ve read the book…

    • Tessa

      I know I had the very same thought, I have read the books too, granted it was nearly two years ago but with almost every casting announcement (not including Coin or Annie) I have thought “Wow thats great…….who are they again?” According to the Hunger Games Wiki “Lyme was a past victor of an unknown Hunger Games, a Commander of the rebellion in District 2, and a strong independent woman. She was willing to do anything for District 2 to become aligned with the other districts against the Capitol”

      • ZofTheTwiHard

        Glad to know I’m not alone :D You know, there is just that annoying elusive memory tugging at my brain. But thanks ;)

      • http://ravenclaw1991.tumblr.com/ ravenclaw1991

        So glad I’m not the only one that didn’t know who she was either! I haven’t read the books in forever. I guess I should at least read Catching Fire again before the movie comes out.

        • ZofTheTwiHard

          Good idea that :D

      • Teranel

        Oh, okay, I had been wondering if she was a character they were making up for the movie (due to the split or something).

    • http://shanadebusschere.tumblr.com/ Shana Debusschere

      Same here! But I love Rabe! She’ll be fantastic. I think it’s time to reread the books…

      • ZofTheTwiHard

        Don’t have time, though. Have quite a few books coming in November… but good idea ;)

        • http://shanadebusschere.tumblr.com/ Shana Debusschere

          I was talking about me too; I’ve been going “who’s that again” with every anouncement as well. ;)

          • ZofTheTwiHard

            I get ya :D Don’t worry :D

  • Devin Simpkins

    For anyone who needs a refresher other than what The Hunger Games wiki
    states, Lyme was the commander of the rebels in District 2. Spoilers from here on out…. The District 2 rebels wanted to blockade the entrance to the Nut (a large mountain in District 2 that supplied the Capitol), trapping the Capitol-supported workers inside. There was that whole ethical dilemma that sprang up soon after. If I remember correctly, this is also where (FINAL SPOILER WARNING) Katniss gets shot.

    • ZofTheTwiHard

      NOW IT MAKES SENSE! That elusive thought… but THANK YOU!

  • Tiana

    Nice choice I guess, I havent really seen her in anything else, but why isn’t there more diversity in the cast?
    So far, every new actor that has come on board has been white.
    It bugs me more than it should.

    • Guest

      Evan Ross joined the cast a few weeks back(?) and he isn’t “white”

      • Matt

        one guy out of a sleuth of casting announcements, though (and his role isn’t very large, he’s more a support to one of the other characters)

    • Matt

      Commander/President Paylor is black.

  • Castinghub

    Great casting choice!

  • 7Starrchasers

    She is absolutely AMAZING in AHS!!!! GAH! The casting choices for this movie are making me so happy!!!

  • Me

    I had to go look her up too.

    I freaking love her in AHS ( especially season 2) so I’m excited for this.

    I’m wondering what news we’ll be getting when CF is out and we have a break. It isn’t close together is it?

  • alyssamz

    So Lily Rabe is AMAZING and if you dont know that yet,
    AMERICAN HORROR STORY specificially Asylum
    Shes absolutely fantastic

  • Olivia Blankley

    Sister Mary Eunice joins Hunger Games hahahahaha yes then

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