Another day, another Mockingjay cast member. Lionsgate has announced that Mahershala Ali will portray Boggs in the Hunger Games two-part finale.
As readers of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy may recall, Boggs develops a protective alliance with Katniss after helping cover her during a bombing in District 8. He goes on to directly tell Coin that he is more loyal to Katniss than to the leader of the rebellion.
Ali is most recently known for his role on Netflix’s House of Cards as Remy. Television roles aside, he’s also been in the spotlight for his roles in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Place Beyond the Pines.
As production gets underway in Atlanta, numerous Mockingjay casting announcements have been made by Lionsgate. They include Patina Miller as Panem President Commander Paylor, Lily Rabe cast as Commander Lyme, Julianne Moore for President Coin, Evan Ross as Messalla, Stef Dawson as Finnick’s wife, and Natalie Dormer as Cressida.
Mockingjay, Part 1 opens in theaters November 2014 and Part 2 will bow November 2015.