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Game of Thrones actress cast in Hunger Games final films

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MUMBAI: Gwendoline Christie, best known for her role as the tough warrior Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones, has been roped in to play another military leader role.

The actress, best known for her towering height, will play Commander Lyme in the final two installments of The Hunger Games film series; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Parts 1 & 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. The fourth film in the hit teen franchise is currently filming back-to-back with Mockingjay - Part 1.

Lyme is one of the leaders of District 13, the district in the futuristic Panem that is rebelling against the government. She hails from District 2 and is a past victor of an unknown Hunger Games.

Mockingjay - Part 1, the third of four films based on Suzanne Collins' popular teen novels, will hit US theaters in November this year. Mockingjay - Part 2 will follow one year later again in November.

Along with starring on the fantasy hit series Game of Thrones, Christie's was last seen in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

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