Caprica actress Paula Malcomson has signed on for a role in The Hunger Games. The actress will portray the mother of Katniss and Primrose Everdeen.

Jennifer Lawrence and Willow Shields will play Katniss and Primrose a.k.a. Prim Everdeen in the adaptation. In the novel, the unnamed mother is still grieving after the loss of her husband and fears that both her children will be selected for The Hunger Games, a nationally televised event where teens from across the country are selected at random to fight to the death.

RELATED: The Hunger Games Prequel Movie Will Bring a 'Less Glitzy' Look at Life in the Arena

Gary Ross is directing The Hunger Games from an adapted screenplay by Billy Ray. It still isn't known when The Hunger Games will start production.