Jena Malone and Philip Seymour Hoffman confirmed for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
Fill in the roles of Johanna Mason and Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee as film gears to shoot in the fall.
After ‘The Hunger Games’ became the second highest grossing movie of the year so far, Lionsgate is really gearing up for a second chapter in the series and Francis Lawrence is set to direct it. As far as casting goes, looks like they’re doing it right with these two new casting updates.
THR reports that after an audition hunt, actress Jena Malone has gotten the role of Johanna Mason in the sequel. It’s an important role that is also present in the third book, so it’s good that they managed to find a talented actress for the part rather than some eye candy instead.
But the movie just received some Oscar flavor with Philip Seymour Hoffman, who will play the role of Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the movie. He was previously rumored for the part, but has now accepted the role and is confirmed for it. Another great actor who shines in literally everything that he’s done regardless of the movie’s quality, so that’s good to know that we’ll be seeing him in the sequel.
But the main role of Finnick Odair remains to be cast and there are many candidates for it. The plot synopsis of ‘Catching Fire’ is as follows:
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
Are you excited for a sequel?