Danny Strong will most likely pen highly anticipated conclusion of the Hunger Games franchise. The final book of the Hunger Games trilogy will be split into two movies, a continuing franchise trend started with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows along with Twilight: Breaking Dawn. Strong is coming off an Emmy win for HBO’s Game Change. He’s also known for HBO’s Recount about the 2000 presidential election. Upcoming writer creds include the latest Dan Brown movie adaption, The Lost Symbol, and Lee Daniel’s drama about a White House employee, The Butler.
The final installment of the Suzanne Collin’s novels focuses on Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in hiding with fellow rebels as they plot to fight back from the oppressive Panem government led by President Snow (Donald Sutherland).
While Strong’s writing resume of doesn’t exactly vibe with the futuristic and violent young adult novels, his overall success is very reassuring. As long as Katniss Everdeen doesn’t turn out anything like the real Sarah Palin, inspiration for his Game Change success, he should do just fine.