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The Hunger Games DVD was just released, but that isn’t enough to satisfy the most crazed fans of the series. Casting for the second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, is nearing completion.
One of the most anticipated castings was for the character of Finnick Odair, the sketchy-but-lovable, achingly handsome victor from District 4. The actor who played Finnick had to be talented enough to hint at the character’s depth, which comes out later in the series, while being handsome and charming enough to be believable as the Capitol’s It Boy. Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman) was chosen to fill the role. Works for me!
Johanna Mason is also an important character to cast but not quite as talked about as Finnick. Jena Malone (Saved!, Sucker Punch) was cast as the hard-headed and tough victor from District 7. I think she has the right sarcastic and flippant air to play Johanna.
And, bringing in yet another a Hollywood heavy-hitter into the cast, Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Capote, too many others to name) will be play Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, replacing Wes Bentley’s Seneca Crane from the first movie. Plutarch’s character is laden with spoiler alerts, so my lips are sealed on any more than these basics.
Here’s a look at all of the additions so far, as according to IMDB.com:
- Tony Schalhoub (rumored) – Beetee
- Alan Ritchson – Gloss
- Amanda Plummer – Wiress
- Meta Golding – Enobaria
- Lynn Cohen – Mags
- Stephanie Leigh Schlund – Cashmere
- Bruno Gunn – Brutus
- Maria Howell – Seeder
- Patrick St. Esprit – Romulus Thread
- E. Roger Mitchell – Chaff
So, what do you think? Are these actors who you pictured, or are you officially nervous for Catching Fire?
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