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Game Of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie joins the final Hunger Games movie

In what we will choose to imagine was an elaborate fight to death, waged between the actresses of cable dramas to distract us from our poverty—but what was probably just a few phone calls—Game Of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie has replaced American Horror Story’s Lily Rabe in the final Hunger Games movie. Rabe was forced to drop out due to commitments to a Shakepeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing—the original young-adult fantasy franchise—leaving her role as the rebel Commander Lyme vacant. And now Christie, known for playing the intimidating Brienne of Tarth, will fill that role, in what seems like a fairly lateral move. It’s all just games, anyway. Christie’s casting is expected to make her the first Hunger Games character who actually looks like she could kill someone. 

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