Thursday, July 19, 2012



Amanda Plummer joins Catching Fire
Lionsgate has cast Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction) in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Collider reports.

The studio is now courting three more actors for roles in a film. It’s being reported that Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman) is nearing a deal for a role to play Finnick while Oscar-winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) will join the film, in a unspecified role and three-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub (Monk) is a frontrunner the role of Beetee.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be directed by Francis Lawrence and will star Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth when shooting begins in August.  Hit the jump for more info on the recent casting.

Sam Clafin, Melissa Leo and Tony Shalhoub
Claflin is almost set to star as Finnick, another of the contestants in the games who was previously one of the youngest victor in history.  He and Katniss (Lawrence) have a contentious relationship throughout the film.

Shalhoub rounds out this casting addition as Beetee, an inventor who earns the nickname “Volts” as he uses electricity to build various weapons and defenses. He is definitely an inspired casting pick!

We previously reported that Philip Seymour Hoffman (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead) would be starring in Catching Fire as Plutarch Heavensbee and Jena Malone (Into the Wild) had landed the coveted role of Joanna Mason in the sequel.  Part two of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy (and Lionsgate’s four-part series) will also feature the return of Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz and Donald Sutherland when it debuts November 22nd, 2013.

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