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Why Is Effie Trinket in the Mockingjay Posters?

A fleet of posters for Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has landed, featuring prime players in the resistance from District 13: Alma Coin, Plutarch Heavensbee, Haymitch, Beetee, Finnick, and Effie. The book nerds among you (which really should be all of you) will think: What’s Effie doing there? She barely appears in the last book of the trilogy! But the posters confirm that we’ll get to see more of our favorite social climber in the movies.

How does author Suzanne Collins feel about this? On the Hunger Games Exclusive site, director Francis Lawrence said:

How can anybody replace Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket in these movies? When Suzanne Collins saw Catching Fire, she called and one of the first things she said was, ‘There’s no way Effie Trinket cannot be in the Mockingjay films.’ Effie brings such warmth and fun and levity to these dark stories. She’s the fish out of water in this one and fans will love how she has adapted to the world of District 13.

Welcome, welcome to District 13, Effie! Sorry they don’t have butterfly dresses here, but you’re really rocking that head wrap. See her poster and the others below: