Variety is reporting the news about replacing Simon Beaufoy, who wrote Catching Fire’s script, which is currently filming in Hawaii and North Carolina.
Strong won an Emmy this year for HBO’s Game Change.
We are still 2 years away from the film’s release, with Part 1 being released on November 21, 2014 and Part 2 on November 20, 2015.
Woody Harleson, who plays Haymitch in the film series had this to say today about the split:
“Well, I think it could work. It really depends on how the scripts come in. I hate to comment on it before I know what it’s going to be. Obviously it’s possible that you can do it but how it’s going to turn out, I don’t know. I’m hopeful.”
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