We had to do a lot of Coin creation with Suzanne, the writer, and also with Julianne Moore. [Suzanne] is filled with tons of back story on people and mythological elements, so there’s so much information. While I was shooting Catching Fire, she and I would sit down on weekends and go through [Mockingjay]. We broke out the book together and she wrote outlines while working with Peter Craig, who did the majority of work on the scripts. She’s always up for the expansion, which is fun, and I think she gets a kick out of imagining things that are happening alongside the books.
—Francis Lawrence on Suzanne Collins’ approval and participation in any changes they made to the Mockingjay narrative (X)