Lily Rabe Withdraws from "Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 2" Due to Shakespeare in the Park

Tony Award nominee Lily Rabe has withdrawn from the Lionsgate feature film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 2" due to scheduling conflicts with her summer appearance in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing.

Lily Rabe
Lily Rabe (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Rabe, who was to again portray Commander Lyme in the second part of the "Hunger Games: Mockinjay" films, has been replaced by "Game of Thrones" actress Gwendoline Christie. Rabe will appear as Lyme in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1," which will hit theatres this fall.

As previously reported, Rabe will co-star with Hamish Linklater in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing, which begins performances June 3 at the Delacorte Theater. Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien ( The Nance, Macbeth, Hairspray) will direct the comedy.

Rabe previously starred in the Shakespeare in the Park productions of The Merchant of Venice and As You Like It. 

Rabe is a Tony Award nominee for The Merchant of Venice, which transferred to Broadway following its Shakespeare in the Park run . Her Broadway credits also include Seminar, The American Plan, Heartbreak House and Steel Magnolias. Her screen credits include "American Horror Story" and "The Good Wife," among others.