Casting news for the two-part finale The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 continues to pour in, with today's announcement that Patina Miller has signed on to play Commander Paylor.
"It's official! Please welcome Patina Miller as Commander Paylor to the cast of @TheHungerGames: Mockingjay Parts 1&2 pic.twitter.com/e0asrY9Cdh"
In the Suzanne Collins novels, Commander Paylor is the leader of the District 8 rebels who fight for their freedom against the Capitol. She is described as an authoritative presence, who plays a major role in the future of Panem towards the end of the final book, eventually becoming the new President of Panem.
The actress joins a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee), Julianne Moore (Alma Coin), Natalie Dormer (Cressida), Stef Dawson (Annie Cresta), Evan Ross (Messalla) and Lily Rabe (Commander Lyme).
Francis Lawrence is directing both The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 from adapted screenplays by Danny Strong. No production schedule was given for the two-part franchise finale.