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Natalie Dormer casted as Cressida in Mockingjay Part 1 and 2!

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Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd the first casting news of Mockingjay is here!

Natalie Dormer has been casted as Cressida in Mockingjay Part 1 and 2! You might find her familiar if you are a fan of Game of Thrones as she acts as Margaery Tyrell in that show.

It is now only 81 days to Catching Fire. Are you excited? 😀

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Mockingjay rumours!

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After the previous rumour of Mockingjay possibly starting filming in September, news of Mockingjay is starting to roll out recently.

Have you ever dreamt of wearing amazing runway outfits? Having your hair done in an abstract and unique way? Or perhaps wearing extremely detailed make up that you only see in the movies?

If the answer is yes to any of these, then we want to meet you. We have an upcoming feature that requires amazing faces and bodies, and we are looking for people that can bring unusual characters to life.

Last time for this ‘science fiction trilogy turned film series,’ we had you put yourself on tape but because this one is vastly important, we are requiring we meet each of you in person. If chosen, please know this will be a long shoot, requiring multiple days.

Due to the detailed nature of this film, we are casting this project in stages. This round we are ONLY requesting those to submit between the ages of 18-40. We are sorry, but no children and no one over 40 at this time! (Those submission dates will be released at a later time).

If you are interested in submitting for this project, please e-mail CLCEccentric@gmail.com. Please include 3 pictures (head and body), your age, height, weight, and all contact info. Please put your gender, ethnicity and age in the subject box.
Example: Male, Caucasian, 31

Please list your availability this week in the body of the e-mail.

Even though the name “Mockingjay” or Hunger Games is not used in the article, it does sound like Mockingjay indeed. From what is being said, could the casting be for the capitol citizens?

William Levy seems to be in talks to join Mockingjay Part One. However this has not been confirmed yet by either Lionsgate or the guy himself.

I certainly hope that we will have more news on the casting as the filming date draws near!

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RUMOUR: Sam Claflin Might Play Finnick Odair?

Following the news of Lynn Cohen officially joining “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” as Mags, who is also Finnick Odair’s mentor, undoubtedly one of the most popular characters in The Hunger Games trilogy.

Deadline noted Sam Claflin has a high possibility of being cast as Finnick Odair, the male victor of 65th Hunger Games from District 4.

Here’s the quote from Deadline:

Sam Claflin has been the favorite, but he had a problem with an option owed to another studio that presented date problems. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter stars Ben Walker, Boyd Holbrook and Tyler Hoechlin were the other competitors for that role, but it looks now like things have cleared for Claflin and that he’ll play the role. You’ve seen him in Snow White And The Huntsman and Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Please treat this as a rumour. All official “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” casting news can be found on www.CatchingFireCasting.com. If you don’t see it there, chances are it’s nothing but a rumour.

What do you think if Sam Claflin were to play Finnick Odair?

The Hunger Games, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and DVD and Blu-Ray pre-orders are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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BREAKING: Lynn Cohen is casted as Mags!


The official press release from Lionsgate can be seen below:

LYNN COHEN CAST AS MAGS IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Santa Monica, CA, August 2, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Lynn Cohen has been cast in the role of Mags in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A former mentor to Finnick Odair, Mags is an eighty year old Hunger Games victor from District 4.

Known to New York theater audiences for decades of memorable roles, Cohen has also appeared in critically acclaimed films such as Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, NY, as well as commercial fare such as Sex and The City and its sequel. She can next be seen in They Came Together, with Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler.

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.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

Ongoing casting news and information for the film can be found at: www.CatchingFireCasting.com

With WiressPlutarch Heavensbee and Johanna casting revealed, would Finnick’s casting be confirmed by Lionsgate next? Or will they leave the fans waiting till the very last minute?

Do leave your views on the casting in the comments below! 😀

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BREAKING: Jena Malone is casted as Johanna Mason!

And yes! Johanna is casted! The Hunger Games and Lionsgate News Twitter accounts both have tweeted that she is casted as Johanna.

The official press release from Lionsgate can be seen below:

JENA MALONE CAST AS JOHANNA MASON IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Santa Monica, CA, July 23, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES:CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Jena Malone has been cast in the role of Johanna Mason in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire.  Johanna Mason is a female victor from a past Games still in her early twenties, and is one of the youngest, but also one of the most psychologically scarred Quarter Quell participants.

Malone recently starred opposite Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton in the History Channel’s Emmy® nominated mini-series Hatfields & McCoys.  The mini-series broke cable records and is the new most-watched entertainment telecast of all time on cable. Her additional credits include Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, Oren Moverman’s The Messenger, andSean Penn’s Into the Wild.  She will soon begin production on Lonely Hunter.

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.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

Ongoing casting news and information for the film can be found at: www.CatchingFireCasting.com

Even though Wiress and Plutarch Heavensbee has been casted, but she is the first tribute that appears in Catching Fire for the first time that has been confirmed and announced by Lionsgate.

So… Feeling the heat from Catching Fire yet? Any comments on the casting? Do tell us in the comments below! 😀

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RUMOUR: Finnick casted, with Mags and Beetee top choices?

Well well, seems like this is a busy week for Lionsgate and tributes! 😀

With the news of Wiress casting being announced yesterday, news of Finnick being casted has surfaced today.

As reported on Zap2It, Sam Claflin has been offered the role of Finnick. However, this has not been announced by Lionsgate officially. Could this be yet another rumour, or has the hunt for one of the most coveted role ended?

Image Sam Claflin acting in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. 

Meanwhile, according to Variety, Melissa Leo is close to getting the role of Mags, and Tony Shalhoub might be getting Beetee.

Image Melissa Leo.

Image Tony Shalhoub. 

Credits: Zap2It via Hypable. Photo credits: 1, 2 and 3. Variety via Hypable.

BREAKING: Amanda Plummer Is Wiress As Announced By Lionsgate

Lionsgate has just announced on their official Lionsgate Twitter that Tony and Emmy Awards winner Amanda Plummer is cast as Wiress in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.

Official press release from Lionsgate Publicity is as below:

AMANDA PLUMMER CAST AS WIRESS IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Santa Monica, CA, July 17, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that actress Amanda Plummer has been cast in the role of Wiress in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire.  The character’s eccentricity earns her the nickname “Nuts” from fellow tributes, and though she doesn’t communicate traditionally, her observations and contributions prove invaluable in the Quarter Quell.

 

Best known to film going audiences from her memorable and award nominated roles in THE FISHER KING and PULP FICTION, Plummer is also a beloved, Tony Award® winning stage actress on and off Broadway.  She can next be seen as the title character in the forthcoming film ABIGAIL HARMS.

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.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 36 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

Ongoing casting news and information for the film can be found at: www.CatchingFireCasting.com

Amanda Plummer is the second to join “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” cast after Philip Seymour Hoffman cast as Plutarch Heavensbee meanwhile, Jena Malone is also rumoured as being offered the role of Johanna Mason.

What do you think of Amanda Plummer as Wiress? Do tell us in the comments below!

‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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Lionsgate Reveals “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Cast App

Have you heard the news yet? We are around 499 days away from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” release in USA and after lots of waiting, we have our first casting announcement with Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee! Lionsgate’s press release for Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee also includes “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” synopsis but that’s not all.

Following the announcement of Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, Lionsgate has also revealed “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” casting app which you can visit at www.CatchingFireCasting.com where you can see in a glance what roles are left to be filled for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.

As this app is managed by Lionsgate, regardless of whatever rumours you have heard along the way, if the actor/actress is not listed in www.CatchingFireCasting.com, chances are the rumour is nothing but a rumour and it’s not confirmed.

This isn’t the first time Lionsgate has done something like this. Last year, during the casting for “The Hunger Games” movie, Lionsgate launched the “Who Are The Tributes?” app and a set of Tributes was revealed each time after sometime.

It is expected it will be the same this time round, dragging out each announcement for casting. We have around 499 days to go after all.

A sharp-eyed reader, Jossan, noticed there are two unnamed roles to be filled in at www.CatchingFireCasting.com.

The first is an unnamed portrait of a male beside Lenny Kravitz as Cinna.

The second is an unnamed portrait of a female on the left of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark.

*MAJOR SPOILER FOR LAST BOOK OF “THE HUNGER GAMES” TRILOGY*

Some speculates the female character could be either victor of the 70th Hunger Games, Annie Cresta, or President of District 13, President Alma Coin, as “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” can allow us to have a glimpse at what is going on beyond Katniss’s perspective too.

Down With The Capitol guessed the unnamed male character could be “Plutarch’s spot once he leaves the top banner.”

What do you think?

‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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RUMOR: Jena Malone Is Lionsgate’s Choice For Johanna Mason

The Hollywood Reporter recently reported 27 years old Jena Malone (pictured below) (Pride & Prejudice, Sucker Punch) is offered the role of Johanna Mason in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.

The Sucker Punch actress is in talks to play snide tribute Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, a key role that will be reprised in the trilogy’s third installment,Mockingjay.

Malone has the offer and is in early negotiations for the part, according to sources. The move nixes premature reports that pegged newbie actress-model Zoe Aggeliki as the front-runner to play the ax-wielding former Hunger Games winner from District 7, who aligns with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in their return to the arena for an all-star death match.

The role requires a mix of wit and physicality. Although Mason enjoys some of the best one-liners in the Suzanne Collins novel, her first appearance finds her stripping out of her tribute costume in an effort to make Katniss uncomfortable.

The movie is heading for a late-September start with director Francis Lawrence.

Malone, repped by Gersh and Hirsch Wallerstein, most recently appeared in History’s hit miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.

The Hollywood Reporter had also previously reported Philip Seymour Hoffman was offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.

Till date, there is no official confirmation from Lionsgate in regards to casting rumours yet so please treat all news as rumours.

What do you think of Jena Malone as Johanna Mason?

‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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EW: Who Should Play Finnick, Johanna, Plutarch And Everyone Else?

Last we heard Lionsgate was going offer Francis Lawrence to direct ‘Catching Fire’ which is currently scheduled for a 22 November 2013 release date in United States of America.

*WARNING: Potential ‘Catching Fire’ spoilers in this post.*

With the role of who shall be the director for ‘Catching Fire’ off our mind when Gary Ross left, we noticed Entertainment Weekly has started exploring potential candidates to play the many new characters who will make their debut in ‘Catching Fire’ such as Finnick Odair, Johanna Mason, Plutarch Heavensbee, Beetee, Wiress and Mags just to name a few.

Let’s start with Finnick Odair shall we? Here’s what Entertainment Weekly has to say:

Finnick is incredibly handsome. Really, he’s practically a joke of physical perfection — inCatching Fire, Collins describes him as a muscular, tan, bronze-haired dude with sea green eyes. So he’s either a merman or an Australian. But unlike Australians, Finnick’s beauty masks a bleak inner life: After winning his Hunger Games, he makes a life for himself as a high-class prostitute in the Capitol. It’s a tricky doucheboat-with-a-heart-of-gold role, requiring an actor who can be threatening, but also melancholy, but who can also pull off Finnick’s Caligula-worthy “Golden Net” outfit, which seems destined to test Catching Fire‘s PG-13 rating more than any kid-killing montage.

In Catching Fire, Finnick is about 24. But since the teenage Katniss and Peeta are played by Jennifer Lawrence (21) and Josh Hutcherson (19), it seems likely that Lionsgate would be willing to stretch the age range into the late ’20s or early ’30s. It seems to me that there’s one actor in Hollywood that’d be perfect for the role…but unfortunately, Chris Hemsworth happens to be the older brother of Liam, and it’s a well-known fact that the space-time continuum will implode if two Hemsworths appear in the same movie together. Ryan Gosling would be good, but it’s hard to see him taking a supporting role in a franchise picture. That’s also true ofChanning Tatum — unfortunate, since Tatum has lately been refining a Finnick-esque mixture of handsome-man bravado and sly humor.

More likely, the makers of Catching Fire will go for lesser-known (and cheaper) potential Finnicks. Twilight costar Kellan Lutz and I Am Number Four escapee Alex Pettyfer both have the ripped underwear-model look down, although its unclear if either actor has the gravitas to pull off Finnick’s darker edges. If they wanted to play Finnick as a slightly older character,Luke Evans seems like he could play both Finnick’s caddish and sensitive sides. With a featured role in the upcoming Hobbit duology, a big role in the Hunger Games sequels could turn Evans into a megastar. EW’s Tanner Stransky suggested throwing Grant Gustin fromGlee into the mix.

All good choices, but if you ask me, the best pick for Finnick is another TV actor — Ryan Kwanten, Jason Stackhouse on True Blood. He’s a bit older than book-Finnick, but he can do the rakish-soulful thing pretty well. Anyhow, everyone in Hollywood is older than we think, so don’t hold that against him. Stop being so ageist towards old people, weirdo!

After Finnick Odair, no doubt, the next highly anticipated casting got to be Johanna Mason. Let’s look at Entertainment Weekly‘s choices:

Johanna is a tricky character to pin down. She won her own Hunger Games using a bit of guile — “by very convincingly portraying herself as weak and helpless so that she would be ignored.” But Johanna isn’t just a stealth assassin. She’s also an axe-murdering warrior from Lumberjackland, possessed of what Suzanne Collins describes as “a wicked ability to murder.” Subterfuge or not, there are elements of free-spiritedness to Johanna: The first time Katniss and Peeta meet her, Johanna strips down to nothing but her green slippers. (That might just be how you say hello in District 7. District 7 is so weird, you guys.) Collins doesn’t offer much in the way of physical description of Johanna. She’s got spiky hair and wide-set brown eyes. She’s roughly in her early 20s, and since she’s supposed to be a bit older than Katniss, let’s say that the actress playing Johanna can be anywhere from 1 to 10 years older than Jennifer Lawrence, giving us a rough age range of 22 to 32.

When I read the books, I was visualizing a Michelle Rodriguez-ish character — think Rodriguez circa S.W.A.T. – which unfortunately describes absolutely no other actress, since the finest engineers in Hollywood have struggled for over a decade to invent anyone else who can play the Michelle Rodriguez character. (Rodriguez is probably a bit old for the part. Additionally, if she’s cast, she may accidentally tear off Josh Hutcherson’s head.) Kristen Bellhas reportedly campaigned for the role, an idea which would have seemed much cooler before her curve-ball career turn into rom-coms. Still, Bell’s not a bad choice — there’s something of Johanna Mason in Uda Bengt, the half-fascist captain of the Valhalla Catering team that Bell played on Party Down. Likewise, Naya Rivera has been playing a very Johanna-like character on Glee. (It’s not hard to imagine Santana wielding an axe.)

While we’re talking cheap up-and-coming TV actresses who wouldn’t mind taking a showy supporting role in a big franchise, Emilia Clarke‘s dragon queen on Game of Thrones has the wide-set eyes, the ability to balance internal struggle with external badassery, and a pro-nudity policy. Margarita Levieva had a recurring role on Revenge as a bananagrams-crazy homicidal maniac. Nikita star Lyndsy Fonseca came up frequently in initial conversations about casting Katniss, but Fonseca was always a little too old (and maybe too glam) to play the girl from District 12 — it’s worth throwing her into the mix, if only because mentioning Lyndsy Fonseca in a post about The Hunger Games makes me feel like it’s 2010 all over again. And speaking of 2010, that’s the year that Friday Night Lights star Jurnee Smollett became Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and besides a supporting role in the gone and forgotten The Defenders, she’s been mostly absent from the screen. Maybe that should change.

Then again, maybe focusing on TV actresses is too limiting. After all, Johanna is one of the showiest roles, and she’s a presence in both Catching Fire and Mockingjay — which means the actress playing Johanna will be in two or three or four or even five of the biggest movies of the next few years. (No doubt in 2016, we’ll all be saying, “Man, Mockingjay Part 3 is so depressing, it makes Mockingjay Part 2 look like Mockingjay Part 1!”) So maybe the better comparison here is to a role like Black Widow in Iron Man 2 — so we should be looking at an established movie actress who could use some franchise credentials. Mary Elizabeth Winstead has done a few action movies, although she doesn’t quite have the Johanna thousand-yard stare. That’s not a problem for Rooney Mara, whose Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo would fit right into the post-apocalypse of The Hunger Games. As a left-field choice, I’d like to throw in Gemma Arterton, who managed to seem evil in two movies where she was nominally playing the heroine love interest (Clash of the Titans andPrince of Persia. Wow, 2010 again!)

Still, my personal choice might seem even a bit more left field, at least in the sense that it’s as far away from Michelle Rodriguez as humanly possible. What about Mia Wasikowska? The young Australian actress has mostly avoided big Hollywood productions ever since Tim Burton forced her to make faces at green screens in the absurdly popular Alice in Wonderland, and she’s never once done a movie that seems to indicate she could handle carrying an axe. But Wasikowska has a peculiar quality that strikes me as perfect for Johanna — she can seem simultaneously tortured, headstrong, and self-loathing. (Just go back and watch her incredible performance in season 1 of In Treatment.) True, Wasikowska also has a slightly demure Paltrowvian quality, but that could just play into the double nature of Johanna: She looks unthreatening right up until she buries an axe in your stomach.

You can visit Entertainment Weekly to read about their picks for Plutarch Heavensbee and other characters.

Who do you think should play Finnick Odair, Johanna Mason, Plutarch Heavensbee, Beetee, Wiress, Mags others?

‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.

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