Jennifer Lawrence will team up with Lynn Cohen for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Finnick Odair role may be filled
Lionsgate has been taking its sweet time casting the upcoming sequel THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE but today we get a few more pieces of the puzzle. It looks like Lynn Cohen (MUNICH and SEX AND THE CITY 2) will be playing the character of Mags. For those unfamiliar, Mags is from District 4 along with Finnick Odair who both team up with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in the Quarter Quell. I’d also like to point out that Lynn Cohen is from Kansas City, MO which is practically my hometown so I’m excited to see her in such a great film.
As for the role of Finnick Odair, it looks like it may go to Sam Claflin (SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES) since his schedule has cleared up, but that’s not confirmed quite yet. We’ll keep you posted when that’s officially official, because let’s be honest – you never know how these things go until someone signs on the dotted line.
Directed by Francis Lawrence, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will star: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jenna Malone, Woody Harrelson and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be released in theaters on November 22, 2013. (Lionsgate)