Rumor: Danny Strong Approached to Write ‘Mockingjay’ Script
Variety is reporting that Emmy award-winning Danny Strong has been approached to write the script for the two ‘Mockingjay’ movies.
“Mockingjay” isn’t the first time Strong has been tapped to adapt a bestselling book finale, as he was also hired to rewrite “The Lost Symbol” for Sony, Imagine Entertainment and director Mark Romanek. Book is a sequel to Dan Brown’s hit thrillers “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons.” Scribe recently wrote “The Butler” for Lee Daniels, and he’s also co-producing that historical drama. Additionally, Strong is writing a legal drama series inspired by a famous father-daughter lawyer duo for CBS, Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Prods. and director David O. Russell. He started his career in front of the camera, with recurring roles on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Gilmore Girls” and most recently, AMC’s “Mad Men.”
UPDATE: THR is reporting that two other writers are on the shortlist for ‘Mockingjay’.
Other writers on the shortlist for the gig included The Cabin in the Woods and Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard and Vanessa Taylor, a writer and co-exec producer on Game of Thrones.