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Michelle Monaghan Joins Pixels; Gwendoline Christie Replaces Lily Rabe in The Hunger Games Finale; Amy Ryan and Jillian Bell Get Goosebumps with Jack Black

4 April 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's today's latest casting news: Michelle Monaghan is the latest addition to Chris Columbus' Pixels as the female lead.  Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James, and Josh Gad also star. Gwendoline Christie will replace Lily Rabe in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Amy Ryan and Jillian Bell have signed on for Rob Letterman's Goosebumps adaptation, starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush. Hit the jump for more on each picture. First up from Heat Vision is word that Monaghan will play the female lead in Pixels, an adventure film that explores "what happens when aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them. They begin a war on the human race, using the games as models for their various assaults. The U.S. president (James) turns to his childhood best friend to lead a team of old-school arcaders to save the planet. »

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Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie Signs on for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

4 April 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

And this hectic news day just keeps rolling on. Next up Variety reports that the truly badass Gwendoline Christie is replacing actress Lily Rabe as the Commander Lyme character in Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.

Rabe was forced drop out due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to perform in Much Ado about Nothing at Shakespeare in the Park. The Commander Lyme character is one of the leaders of District 13 and hails from District 2 as a past victor of a Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will be in theatres on November 21st, 2014, with Part 2 following on November 20th, 2015.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Book Synopsis

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. »

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Hunger Games: Mockingjay Finds Commander in Another Game

4 April 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is just a few short months away (okay, November, but who's counting? Okay, we guess we are...) and we are quickly grabbing hold of any and all news we possibly can!

"Game of Thrones" fans are going to love this tidbit of information - while Lily Rabe was originally cast in the role of Commander Lyme, a scheduling conflict forced her to back out, but the role was quickly filled by another actress who is familiar with acting in a military role: Thrones' Brienne of Tarth, Gwendoline Christie. Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence must be a big fans of "Game of Thrones" - he also cast the show's Natalie Dormer in the role of Cressida!

While we won't be seeing Gwendoline until Part 2, it gets us excited knowing that they've started casting for the movie at this point. We never want The Hunger Games to end, »

- dbethke@fanlala.com (Dave B.)

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' Adds 'Game of Thrones' Actress Gwendoline Christie

4 April 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Gwendoline Christie, who plays the tough warrior Brienne of Tarth on HBO's Game of Thrones, has nabbed another military leader role. The actress will play Commander Lyme in Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. She's replacing Lily Rabe, who was originally cast in the role. Rabe had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare in the Park. Photos: 'Game of Thrones': 15 New Photos From Season 4 The fourth film in the hit Ya franchise -- which will star Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson -- is currently

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‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Gwendoline Christie Joins Final ‘Hunger Games’ Movie

4 April 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Game of Thrones” actress Gwendoline Christie is replacing actress Lily Rabe as the Commander Lyme character in Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

Rabe was forced drop out due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to perform in “Much Ado about Nothing” at Shakespeare in the Park.

The Commander Lyme character is one of the leaders of District 13 and hails from District 2 as a past victor of a Hunger Games.

Mockingjay – Part 1” hits theaters on Nov. 21 and “Mockingjay – Part 2″ will be out on Nov. 20, 2015. Director Francis Lawrence began shooting the two films in Atlanta in September with production concluding later this spring near Paris and Berlin.

The studio decided in mid-2012 to split the final “Mockingjay” book of the Suzanne Collins trilogy into two movies. Lionsgate has booked Berlin’s massive Tempelhof Airport — built in 1927, reconstructed by the Nazis as a symbol of supremacy, and »

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'Game of Thrones' Star Gwendoline Christie Joins 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2'

4 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Brienne of Tarth is going to Panem!

Variety reports that "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie is replacing Lily Rabe in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2."

Rabe had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with her upcoming performance in Shakespeare in the Park's "Much Ado About Nothing" this summer in New York City.

Now, Christie will take over the part of Commander Lyme, a leader of the rebellion who hails from District 2. Like Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Lyme was a victor of a past Hunger Games.

Tall and strong, Christie certainly looks the part of the fierce commander. In "Game of Thrones," she plays the sword-wielding warrior Brienne of Tarth, who's become a fan favorite for clashing with Jaime Lannister.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" hits theaters this fall, while "Mockingjay: Part 2" follows in fall 2015.

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Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie Replacing Lily Rabe in Mockingjay - Part 2

4 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Gwendoline Christie, who plays warrior Brienne of Tarth in HBO's "Game of Thrones," is replacing Lily Rabe in the role of Commander Lyme in Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 . According to Variety , Rabe had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with "Much Ado about Nothing" at Shakespeare in the Park. Commander Lyme character is one of the leaders of District 13 and hails from District 2 as a past victor of a Hunger Games. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is scheduled to hit theaters on November 21 and will be followed by "Part 2" on November 20, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) »

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Pic: Stewart, Moore on 'Alice' set

17 March 2014 6:54 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore: ‘Still Alice’ set photo In the picture above, Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore can be seen on the set of Still Alice, currently filming in New York City. This particular image and others featuring Stewart can be found (via Kstewartfans) here. (More on ‘Still Alice.’) Based on a novel by first-time author Lisa Genova, Still Alice stars Julianne Moore as Alice Howland, a Harvard professor diagnosed in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Kristen Stewart plays one of the professor’s daughters, Lydia. As the disease progresses, Alice and Lydia develop a bond previously missing from their mother-daughter relationship. Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (The Fluffer Quinceañera), besides Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart Still Alice also features Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish, Alec Baldwin, Shane McRae, and Stephen Kunken. The film should be coming out in 2015. Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart movies »

- Zac Gille

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Being Digitally Recreated for The Hunger Games - Can it Work?

11 February 2014 12:46 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The film world is still reeling from the tragic passing of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, and news has come that Lionsgate is looking to digitally recreate him for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, in which Hoffman had one remaining key scene left to be shot.

Can this work? Has technology already advanced that far? A DC reader sent in the test rendering you see below. Mind you, it's not movie quality just yet, but apparently it can be done. Hopefully the studio and the artists will do the man proud.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will be in theatres on November 21st, 2014, with Part 2 following on November 20th, 2015.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Book Synopsis

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. »

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Will Be Digitally Recreated for 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2': Source

7 February 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In the wake of the sad death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, what happens to his role in the final "Hunger Games" movies is a very small concern. Nonetheless, it's one that the filmmakers will have to figure out in the coming months.

Hoffman had one week left of production on "Mockingjay - Part 2" and had not yet filmed a major scene involving his character, gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee. Now, a source tells the New York Post that editors will digitally recreate the actor using computer graphics and camera tricks.

"You can do digital things, you can have conversations where you're not focusing on him but the people he's talking to," an insider told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week.

No one has confirmed which scene is the one in question. If it's in the second "Mockingjay" movie -- Spoiler Alert -- perhaps it's when Plutarch visits Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) in the »

- Kelly Woo

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: Matt Damon tribute to Talented Mr. Ripley co-star

4 February 2014 5:10 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matt Damon has paid tribute to his Talented Mr. Ripley co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday (February 2) from an apparent heroin overdose at the age of 46.

Damon, who appeared alongside Hoffman in the 1999 thriller, told Good Morning America that the late star "was one of the best actors that ever lived without a doubt".

"And he was an even better person. He was a beautiful person. It's horrible," added Damon.

According to police reports in Us media, Hoffman had up to 50 bags of heroin in his home at the time of his death.

He reportedly had "one major, emotional" scene left to film on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 when he died.

The actor's passing has prompted tributes from all over the entertainment world, while Broadway will dim its lights on Wednesday (February 5) in honour of his career.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman 'had one major Hunger Games scene to film'

4 February 2014 1:12 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Philip Seymour Hoffman reportedly had one major scene left to film on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 when he died.

The actor, who passed away suddenly last weekend, features as head gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the hit movie franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hoffman had yet to film "one major, emotional" scene in the final movie, with a Lionsgate executive saying: "We're all extraordinarily sad, but as it relates to production, it's going to have no impact.

"Obviously, we're going to have a couple of work-around issues but the movie will be creatively whole. His performances in both [remaining] movies will be up to the best of his craft. We feel it will be a good tribute to him."

It has been suggested that the remaining scene could be dealt with using digital effects, with a source connected to the project commenting: "You can do digital things, you »

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Leaves One Major 'Hunger Games' Scene Unfilmed

3 February 2014 6:16 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Lionsgate insiders say the late Philip Seymour Hoffman had one major, emotional scene left to film in the final installment of the Hunger Games series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, but they express confidence that filmmakers can complete the movie in a way that will satisfy fans. "We’re all extraordinarily sad," a Lionsgate executive tells The Hollywood Reporter. "But as it relates to production, it’s going to have no impact. Obviously, we're going to have a couple of work-around issues but the movie will be creatively whole. His performances in both [remaining] movies will be up to

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How Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Will Affect The Hunger Games

3 February 2014 3:30 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Source: Lionsgate Philip Seymour Hoffman only had seven days of filming left on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 before his passing, Deadline reports. The actor graced the screen with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in Catching Fire last Fall and had recently filmed scenes for the follow-up films. His character, Plutarch Heavensbee, plays a pivotal role in the franchise's last two installments, and there is no word on what the studio will do to make up for the scenes Hoffman hadn't yet filmed. Still, according to reports, the release dates - Nov. 21, 2014, and Nov. 20, 2015 - will not change. Some of Hoffman's final work in front of the camera will be featured in the Mockingjay movies, making his scenes even more significant for his fans and loved ones. Lionsgate, the studio responsible for the hit franchise, acknowledged his impact on the films in a statement released on Sunday: Philip Seymour Hoffman »

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How Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Will Affect The Hunger Games

3 February 2014 3:30 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Source: Lionsgate Philip Seymour Hoffman only had seven days of filming left on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 before his passing, Deadline reports. The actor graced the screen with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in Catching Fire last Fall and had recently filmed scenes for the follow-up films. His character, Plutarch Heavensbee, plays a pivotal role in the franchise's last two installments, and there is no word on what the studio will do to make up for the scenes Hoffman hadn't yet filmed. Still, according to reports, the release dates - Nov. 21, 2014, and Nov. 20, 2015 - will not change. Some of Hoffman's final work in front of the camera will be featured in the Mockingjay movies, making his scenes even more significant for his fans and loved ones. Lionsgate, the studio responsible for the hit franchise, acknowledged his impact on the films in a statement released on Sunday: Philip Seymour Hoffman »

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R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967 - 2014)

2 February 2014 10:22 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead at his home in New York of a suspected drug overdose, aged 46. Born in Faripoint, New York in 1967, Hoffman began his career in the early 1990s with a guest role in Law & Order, but enjoyed his breakthrough in 1992 when he appeared in four films, including Scent of a Woman.

During the 1990s, he enjoyed film roles in the likes of The Getaway and Nobody's Fool, as well as making a small appearance in Paul Thomas Anderson's feature debut Hard Eight. He would reunite with Anderson on a further four films in Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love and The Master, as well as earning acclaim for a string of performances in films such as Happiness, Flawless, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Almost Famous and Capote - the latter of which saw him receiving the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Rest in Peace: Phillip Seymour Hoffman

2 February 2014 12:59 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Some really sad news is coming out of New York City today as award-winning actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Greenwich Village apartment due to an alleged overdose. He was 46.

Hoffman was found in an apartment in the West Village around 11:30 Am by a friend who had become concerned at not being able to reach him. Investigators found a syringe in his left forearm, at least two plastic envelopes with what appeared to be heroin nearby, and five empty plastic envelopes in a trash bin, the official said.

Hoffman, though he's given many creepy performances, worked within the genre only a couple of times... once as Freddy Lounds in the 1992 film Red Dragon and most recently in the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (which is currently in post-production), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 »

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Moore, Stewart, Bosworth, Baldwin in Alzheimer's/Family Drama Scheduled to Start Filming in March

28 January 2014 6:55 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore in ‘Still Alice’: Family drama also to star Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin (photo: Kristen Stewart at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival) Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart have joined Julianne Moore in Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s family/crippling disease drama Still Alice, based on Lisa Genova’s novel. Julianne Moore will play a psychologist, Alice Howland, who discovers she’s in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Kristen Stewart will be her youngest daughter, Lydia, who becomes closer to Alice as a result of her illness. If all goes as planned, production on Still Alice will kick off in early March in New York City. TheWrap broke the Kate Bosworth-Alec Baldwin-Kristen Stewart Still Alice casting story, adding that Memento Films International is selling the film at Berlin’s European Film Market. Reportedly thanks to Julianne Moore’s attachment, »

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Natalie Dormer Shaves Her Head for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

21 January 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

It was announced back in August that Natalie Dormer had been cast as Cressida in the final two chapters of the Hunger Games series, The Hunger Games: Mockinjay - Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 . Although the character is, in the original novel, described as being bald, Dormer debuted her Panem look this weekend at the SAG Awards red carpet, telling EW that she's been keeping the look a secret for months. Take a look in the gallery viewer below! .It.s been hidden for three months," she says. "It happened back in October. I was, you know, waiting for the right moment... Francis Lawrence, the director of 'Mockingjay,' and I discussed it and I took the job on the premise that I would possibly shave my whole head. I.m actually really pleased »

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Lawrence Takes Home Second Globe, Remembers Huckabees

12 January 2014 5:54 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jennifer Lawrence wins Golden Globe 2014: Best Supporting Actress for ‘American Hustle’ (photo © HFPA: Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe winner Jennifer Lawrence, with Tom Hanks) Jennifer Lawrence, as expected, has taken home the 2014 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in David O. Russell’s American Hustle, a crime comedy-drama set in the ’70s, which also stars Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, and Jeremy Renner. In her acceptance speech, Lawrence reminisced: Years ago, I watched a movie called I Heart Huckabees [2004] and I was so in awe and floored by this completely unchartered humor. So I googled who made it and I saw that it was the same director as Three Kings and Flirting with Disaster and Spanking the Monkey, and I just thought that this is the most brilliant man in every single way. And so by some weird twist of fate, this is the same man that made my career. »

- Zac Gille

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