Julianne Moore, seen here with gray hair on the set of 'Mockingjay' (Photo: FameFly/Getty Images)
Julianne Moore is trading her luscious red locks for a silver mane for her role as Alma Coin in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," the two-part wrap-up to the story of Katniss Everdeen and her long, hard journey to becoming Panem's salvation.
Moore joined the ensemble cast earlier this summer, taking on the part of the President of District 13 and the leader of the rebellion against President Snow and the Capitol. The third film in the "Hunger Games" series began production in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday — and Moore was spotted on set sporting her new 'do as she was transported in her presidential chariot, er, golf cart.
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Moore is joining her "Boogie Nights" and "Magnolia" co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman (who portrays political power player Plutarch Heavensbee in this fall's "Catching Fire"). While her addition made for some of the film franchise's most exciting casting news this year, it is somewhat curious that the ravishing 52-year-old beauty is playing a character the book series describes as plain.
The set pics reveal Moore following suit with the rest of the character description as she has "gray hair that falls in an unbroken sheet to her shoulders, her eyes a pale gray described by Katniss as being 'like slush that you wish would melt away.'" It's hard to tell for sure, but it looks like Moore might indeed be sporting gray contact lenses. (She has green eyes in real life.)
Moore's upcoming turn as the Bible-thumping Margaret White in this fall's "Carrie" serves as a warm-up for her role as Alma Coin in more ways than one. The film's trailer features Moore with gray highlights, and Margaret's maniacal personality is something of a first step toward embracing the power-hungry ruthlessness that makes Coin almost as undesirable a personality as President Snow.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," directed by Francis Lawrence, is filming in downtown Atlanta in the Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park. A massive casting call for extras has been announced for an upcoming Capitol scene that will film for four days starting on October 7.
Atlanta is quite the Hollywood hot spot this fall, as "Fast & Furious 7" and "Dumb and Dumber To" are filming in the Georgia capital simultaneously with "Mockingjay." In fact, the separate productions have already begun crossing the streams and sharing meals, as "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence was recently seen enjoying some local cuisine with the "Dumb and Dumber" gang of Jeff Daniels, Peter Farrelly, and Bobby Farrelly.
Julianne Moore will next be seen in "Don Jon," opening this Friday, and "Carrie," opening October 18. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" will hit theaters on November 21, 2014, followed by "Part 2" on November 20, 2015. Meanwhile, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" will open this year on November 22.
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