Boy, make $400 million at the box office and everyone wants to hop on your franchise. Young Adult adaptation "The Hunger Games" hit last year and it hit big, making a bigger star of Jennifer Lawrence and establishing a giant money magnet for Lionsgate in the process. The sequels were immediately set up with Lawrence and co-stars Woody Harrelson and Josh Hutcherson returning, with director Francis Lawrence at the helm.

Then Philip Seymour Hoffman joined the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which turned my head. I wasn't a fan of the first film but I'm somehow anticipating the sequel, and Hoffman was a big reason why. Now it looks like yet another prestige actor may be joining the cast of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" (which, in the tradition of the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" denouements, will be divided into two parts for a prime money-grabbing opportunity).

Deadline reports that Lawrence is eyeing Julianne Moore for the role of President Alma Coin in the film. The character is a manipulative politician who "figures brightly in the finale as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes a symbol of rebeliion against the autocratic Capitol government." Sounds juicy.

I'm sure we'll all know a lot more about what's going on with the "Hunger Games" films when Lionsgate brings "Catching Fire" to San Diego for Comic-Con next month. HitFix will be there, bringing you the latest.

Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.