Hunger Games switcheroo : Christie In, Rabe Out

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Gwendoline Christie will join the cast of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”, taking over from Lily Rabe who was forced to drop out.

Christie will play Commander Lyme, one of the District 13 leaders and a past victor of the Hunger Games for District 2.

Rabe was forced to give up the part due to a scheduling clash with her Shakespeare in the Park commitment “Much Ado about Nothing”.

“Mockingjay – Part 2” will hit cinemas on November 20, 2015, following the release of “Mockingjay – Part 1” on November 21 this year. Lionsgate made the decision to film the final instalment in the trilogy as two separate movies back in mid-2012.

Filming began in September in Atlanta and will wrap up in the coming months near Paris and Berlin.