The new hires are coming fast and furious now, with only weeks to go before The Hunger Games: Catching Fire goes before the cameras. The latest additions include the District 2 victors and District 12’s sadistic new Peacekeeper.
Former CRIMINAL MINDS and LOVING actress Meta Golding has been cast as Enobaria, the District 2 Victor with the vicious choppers, while Bruno Gunn (SONS OF ANARCHY) will play the role of badass District 2 veteran Brutus. Judge Dredd-wannabe Romulus Thread will be played by Patrick St. Esprit (also from SONS OF ANARCHY).
It seems the only sticky wicket remaining is casting Finnick Odair, the charismatic winner from District 4.
Enobaria volunteered for the 62nd Hunger Games, and was known for ripping out another tribute’s throat with her teeth. After winning, she had cosmetic surgery to file her teeth into sharp points topped with gold — apparently in the mistaken belief that the metal would make them virtually indestructible. However, gold is actually so soft that it seem to be likely that she has to keep replenishing it as the metal flakes off!
Brutus is eager to get back into the arena for the Third Quarter Quell. Since he won an unspecified competition before Enobaria, he was doubtless one of her mentors. Brutus and Enobaria also must have mentored Cato and Clove, who met their dooms at the hands of Katniss Everdeen in the 74th Hunger Games, so surely he is looking for some payback!
Romulus is sadistic, and thinks nothing of torture and other draconian measures. And let’s just say he has little respect for Katniss’ modeling commitments.
BTW, star Jennifer Lawrence has renegotiated her contract for this flick, securing a payday of at least $10 million for Catching Fire — and much more if the box office blows up!
The new trio joins fellow franchise newcomers Philip Seymour Hoffman (as head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee), and victors Jena Malone (Johanna Mason), Amanda Plummer (Wiress), Tony Shaloub (Beetee), and Lynn Cohen (Mags). Lawrence (Katniss), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), Liam Hemsworth (Gale), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket) and Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) are reprising their roles from The Hunger Games. Francis Lawrence directs this sequel, due in theaters on Nov. 22, 2013.