Press Release: Amanda Plummer Joins THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

The Fisher King actress Amanda Plummer has been cast as 'Wiress' in Lionsgate's highly anticipated adaptation of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Check out the studio's official announcement (as well as a plot summary for the sequel) after the jump.

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By Paul Romano - 7/17/2012


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 FireE 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










Source: Lionsgate
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SpecialKail - 7/17/2012, 9:18 AM
I can see that.
santoanderson - 7/17/2012, 9:21 AM
She'll always be the lady Mike Meyers kicked in the crotch in So I Married An Axe Murderer, to me.
GothamKnight - 7/17/2012, 9:22 AM
Any of you (insert profanity here) move and I'll execute every last one of you!!!
Bandaman22 - 7/17/2012, 9:24 AM
She fits the part. I can also see it
AsianVersionOfET - 7/17/2012, 9:32 AM
"I love you, honey bunny..."
kingshnake - 7/17/2012, 9:34 AM
There should have been a spoiler alert up here for hunger games 1 lol JK
tweeeeenkies3 - 7/17/2012, 10:06 AM
Fantastic casting choice!
She is a great actress, and fits Wiress perfectly!
thewonderer - 7/17/2012, 11:02 AM
When did Hunger Games become a comic book
avengers72 - 7/17/2012, 11:04 AM
AWESOME SHE IS PERFECT FOR THE ROLE
musashi - 7/17/2012, 12:12 PM
I hope that there's room in the budget for a tripod.
Pooh - 7/17/2012, 6:11 PM
She's a great actress. I just hope she brings on the sexy.
Pooh - 7/17/2012, 6:26 PM
Haha Grif. You're hilarious.
pepe - 7/17/2012, 11:44 PM
Twillight wannabe movie crap...!

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