Pending approval for his work on ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’, Danny Strong is now set to write the second part of the book-to-screen adaptation of the dystopian series.
Lionsgate has exercised its option for Danny Strong, who wrote the Emmy-winning HBO movie Game Change, to pen the script for the second part of the companys adaptation of Mockingjay, the finale of the Hunger Gamesmovie series.
Strong already had written the script for Mockingjay, Part 1 and had a deal to write the script for the second part. But it was always contingent on the studio liking and approving his draft for Part 1.
Now its all systems go for him to commence the new script.
Lionsgate is dividing the book into two parts, a la the finales for the Harry Potter and Twilight series
Its unclear how the book is being split. The story kicks off after heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) escapes the fight-to-the-death Hunger Games and reluctantly agrees to lead the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the Capitol. She teams with close friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth) to bring down the brutal rulers.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter