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April 5, 2014 (1:50 am) GMT
'American Horror Story' actress Rabe let go of Commander Lyme role because of a scheduling issue with her other project 'Much Ado About Nothing'.

is added to the cast ensemble of "" franchise. The "" heroine is tapped to play Commander Lyme, the vacant role left by "" star due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to "" at Shakespeare in the Park.

Lyme is described as a past victor of an unknown Hunger Games, hailing from District 2. She will be one of the leaders of the rebellion based at District 13, the last of the thirteen districts of Panem that was thought to be destroyed by the Capitol during the first protest.

The franchise is now gearing up for the final two installments. "" will be released in the United States on November 21, 2014, before it concludes with "" on November 20, 2015. Francis Lawrence, who directs the second installment "", is back to helm the next two movies.

, , and return as Katniss, Peeta, and Gale respectively. , , and reprise their respective roles and so does , while is among the new additions.

Hoffman has completed "majority of his work" at the time of his passing on February 2 this year. Lionsgate hasn't divulged how they would deal with his unfinished scenes.

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