The Word: ‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer joins ‘Hunger Games’

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 18:  Actress Natalie Dormer arrives at the premiere of HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 18, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 18: Actress Natalie Dormer arrives at the premiere of HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 3 at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 18, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Winter is coming. Better find a Girl On Fire to keep you warm.

Natalie Dormer, who stars as Margaery Tyrell in “Game of Thrones,” will join “Mockingjay,” the two films based on the final novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, according to E! Online. Dormer will play Cressida, the director from the Capitol who helps shape Katniss into a sort of Che Guevara/Lady Gaga hybrid to ignite a revolution in Panem.

Dormer is the first official new casting for the two “Mockingjay” films, though casting rumors claim that Julianne Moore will play President Coin, chief of District 13.

Natalie Dormer also stars as Irene Adler in CBS’s “Elementary,” which means she has officially performed a nerd hat trick.

Vampires, werewolves and boy wizards are out; dystopia is in. Having seen the popularity of “The Hunger Games,” movie studios are rolling out films that explore darker themes.

Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent” and “Ender’s Game,” and Sony Pictures’ “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” are all aimed at the lucrative audience of young adults.

The films were front and center at San Diego Comic-Con, an annual media convention that wrapped up Sunday that is the largest gathering of fans of science fiction, fantasy and video game genres. Studios spend big money there to give that key demographic a glimpse of upcoming films, hoping to whip up the kind of fan hype that can be a powerful marketing tool for Hollywood.



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