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Game of Thrones is about to meet The Hunger Games.

Gwendoline Christie, the 6’3” actress best known for portraying Brienne of Tarth on the HBO drama, has been cast in Mockingjay - Part 2 as Commander Lyme, taking over in the role for Lily Rabe, who had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.

Lyme is a past Victor and one of the leaders of District 13; she's a native of District 2.
Gwendoline Christie on Game of Thrones

The final two installments of this Jennifer Lawrence-anchored franchise are both shooting simultaneously at the moment in Atlanta.

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At the time of his death, Philip Seymour Hoffman had completed filming on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

But the actor - who came on board Catching Fire in the role of head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee - still had a few scenes remaining when he died of a heroin overdose last week.

According to Page Six, however, Lionsgate will not recast the actor or even cut key scenes from the final installment of The Hunger Games franchise.

They will actually add him in via CGI.

Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Hunger Games

“You can do digital things, you can have conversations where you’re not focusing on him but the people he’s talking to,” an insider tells The Hollywood Reporter of how this will be accomplished.

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Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death on Sunday has left Hollywood shocked and saddened. 

Tons of celebrities have already taken to Twitter to react to the beloved actor's passing, and now his Hunger Games family is making a statement, as well. 

Hoffman had nearly completed filming his role as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee for the two-part Hunger Games conclusion, Mockingjay.

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Catching Fire

On Sunday, director Francis Lawrence and The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins spoke on behalf of the film's cast and crew, saying:

"Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now. Philip was a wonderful person and an exceptional talent, and our hearts are breaking."

"Our deepest condolences go out to his family."

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Mockingjay has officially taken flight.

Although this Catching Fire follow-up isn't due in theaters until November 21, the folks at Lionsgate have revved up the PR machine nice and early with the following promotional image.

It depicts the mockingjay itself, wings spread and on fire.

Mockingjay Poster

“Check out the new logo for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1… and LIKE if you’re excited for #Mockingjay!” the official The Hunger Games Facebook page captioned the photograph.

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