Tony Winner Patina Miller Will Make Film Debut in "The Hunger Games" Series
18 Sep 2013
Photo by Monica Simoes
Patina Miller, who received the 2013 Tony Award for her performance as the Leading Playing in the Tony-winning revival of Pippin, will make her feature film debut in "The Hunger Games: Mokingjay," according to Deadline.com.
Following the news, Miller tweeted, "So its official guys!!! i will be playing Commander Paylor in @TheHungerGames: Mockingjay 1&2!! So incredibly grateful and so excited !"
Miller will play Commander Paylor, the rebel commander who meets Katniss (Lawrence) in District 8. "Mockingjay" is the third installment in the "Hunger Games" series. "Catching Fire," the second in the series, will be released in theatres Nov. 22.
Miller was also Tony-nominated for her performance in Sister Act and appeared in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Hair.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.