'Mockingjay' Recruits Mahershala Ali As Boggs

Mahershala AliAll you Katniss Kids can rest easy tonight—the District 12 tribute's protector has been found.

Lionsgate announced today that actor Mahershala Ali will join the cast of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2" as Boggs. Fans of Suzanne Collins' dystopian trilogy upon which the films are based will recognize the name of President Coin's (played by Julianne Moore) right-hand man, who's tasked with watching over Katniss as she films propaganda. (He's also the guy who unfortunately ends up on the wrong side of Gale's fist, resulting in a bloody proboscis...)

Mahershala will be a familiar face to TV watchers, as he's appeared on a number of series over the past decade, including "Crossing Jordan," "Treme," "Alphas" and "House of Cards." He's also starred in several feature films, "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," among them.

The two-part "Hunger Games" finale, which follows Katniss and Peeta as a revolution takes hold in Panem, has yet to begin production. "Mockingjay - Part 1" is slated for a November 21, 2014 release, while "Mockingjay - Part 2" will open November 20, 2015.

What do you think of Mahershala Ali as the latest addition to the "Mockingjay" cast?