2:45pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
Julianne Moore on Joining 'The Hunger Games': 'They're Amazing Stories' (Video)
Before she was taking on the role of President Alama Coin, Julianne Moore was just a fan of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games books.
"I love those books, I just love them," Moore told The Hollywood Reporter at a recent press day for her latest film, Screen Gems' Carrie remake, opening Oct. 18. "I think Suzanne Collins is amazing."
The actress is scheduled to report to the Mockingjay set this week, where she will play the leader of District 13, who clashes with Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen. The final story in Collins' trilogy will be broken into two films, both helmed by Francis Lawrence, chronicling the uprising against the Capitol's tyrannical regime.
Moore gushed of the YA series: "They're amazing stories."
Production on Mockingjay is already underway in Atlanta, and the first of the two-part finale is scheduled for release on Nov. 21, 2014.
Meanwhile, the second installment in the Lionsgate franchise -- Catching Fire -- is slated to hit theaters on Nov. 22, 2013.