It was all but set in stone before, with Variety reporting that Emmy winner Danny Strong was hired on to write the scripts for the two Mockingjay movies. Now our Effie, Elizabeth Banks, has confirmed that Strong will be writing the scripts, and is working on them right now in fact!
Right now I’m filming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but the powers that be are hard at work adapting book #3, Mockingjay. Going Twilight-style, the third book will be split up into two movies, both written by Buffy alum Danny Strong.
He acts and writes! He wrote the HBO flicks Game Change and Recount, so tight, I can’t wait to see what he does with Mockingjay!
Part one of Mockinjay is scheduled for release November 21, 2014, to be followed by the final film in The Hunger Games series November 20, 2015.
If you have anything you’d like Elizabeth to pass on to Danny, head over to ElizabethBanks.com and let her know!