Critically acclaimed actor Jeffrey Wright has nabbed one of the remaining key roles in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Wright will portray Beetee, the District 3 electronics expert who earns the nickname Volts and figures prominently in the second book. Hunger Games fans, what do you think of this latest casting addition?
Congratulations to Sam Claflin, who has ben confirmed for the role of Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. What do you think of the hire?
We've known for quite some time that Josh Hutcherson has had a big heart. The Hunger Games star is currently auctioning off a dinner date where five winners will get to attend a private dinner to benefit a young girl who was paralyzed in a car accident. Find out the details, inside.
Things have been pretty quiet on the Catching Fire front since the casting of Sam Claflin in the much-hyped role of Finnick Odair. But there's a Quarter Quell approaching and several Hunger Games victors left to be cast! Veteran actress Lynn Cohen has won the part of Mags, a character who forms a bond with Katniss and Peeta.
More Hunger Games news has crossed our desk, including a possible break in the Finnick Odair casting lottery, and news that Summit already wants a different director to tackle Mockingjay.
Tribute actors Jack Quaid, Amandla Stenberg, Willow Shields, Alexander Ludwig and Dayo Okeniyi share their Comic-Con experiences, fan interactions, and details on filming The Hunger Games.
In today's casting news, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has hired its Wiress, while Lindsay Lohan might be closer to getting a role in Scream 5. Or is she?
Taking a page out of The Twilight Saga playbook (which actually took a page out of the Harry Potter playbook), Lionsgate today announced plans to break the film adaptation of the third The Hunger Games book, Mockingjay, into two movies. In doing so, Lionsgate ensures that it will have Hunger Games sequels in theaters through 2015.
Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in the role of Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Games fans, do you like this casting addition?
Summer has just begun and already four out of five movies Elizabeth Banks stars in this year have hit theaters, the latest being this Friday’s People Like Us, in which she plays Frankie, a recovering alcoholic single mother and the long-lost half-sister of a fast-talking salesman (Chris Pine). “It’s overkill, I’m sure,” says Banks of her back-to-back movie premieres. “It’s crazy. I don’t know what to tell you.”
In what is essentially becoming an almost daily event, there are new names being attached to roles in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Veteran actress Jena Malone is now in talks for Johanna Mason, wrestler-turned-actor Kevin Nash is rumored for Brutus and Romeo Miller (aka Lil' Romeo) recently had a meeting with Lionsgate for an unspecified role.
It wouldn't be a week of movie blogging without some sort of Hunger Games sequel news. The Playlist is reporting that Mia Wasikowska and model Zoe Aggeliki are in consideration for the role of Johanna Mason for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Do you like Wasikowska or Aggeliki for the role or do you prefer another actress?
Meryl Streep made headlines recently when she took major movie studios to task for overlooking the contributions of women in favor of failed, expensive tentpoles. Her comments got us thinking: Are women unfairly ignored by Hollywood? Join the conversation.
Philip Seymour Hoffman offered a key role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? Tom Cruise shares new information on a possible Top Gun sequel? We have more in the latest casting news, so click and read!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire looks to be far from selecting their Finnick Odair, the heartthrob from District 4. Producer Nina Jacobsen told the L.A. Times that "we've not narrowed things down by any means" and said that Armie Hammer and Garrett Hedlund, who were rumored for the role, are not in contention. So here we go again... who would you cast as Finnick?
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