Gwendoline Christie joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Brienne of Tarth heads to Panem

Fantasy crossover casting ahoy, as Variety reports that Game Of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie has signed on to join the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

Christie, who plays the formidable Brienne of Tarth in the HBO series, will be taking on the role of Commander Lyme, the leader of District 13 and a former Hunger Games champion.

The role was initially to have been played by Lily Rabe, but the actress’s theatre commitments have lead to her dropping out of the production.

This will represent Christie’s first major movie role after sterling work in the first three series of Game Of Thrones, the highlight of which saw her go toe-to-toe with a bear, armed only with a wooden sword…

Directed by Francis Lawrence, Mockingjay pt. 1 will open in the UK on 21 November 2014, before the second instalment arrives on 20 November 2015.

Is Christie a good fit for the role? Tell us, below!


    • Ali1748

      Apr 7th 2014, 12:40

      Schwing! Seriously though Gwendoline is really attractive when you see her off screen but she's also a really cool chick, and her laugh is so childlike and infectious.

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    • apo1978

      Apr 7th 2014, 12:57

      Ali, your Schwing-o-Meter is broken lad.

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 7th 2014, 14:14

      Take that back!

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