Francis Lawrence is quickly picking up cast members as quick as a Olympian at the London games when today Lionsgate have announced another cast member has officially joined. Sex And The City star Lynn Cohen has joined the increasing cast To Play Mags In The Hunger Games Catching Fire. The Broadway,actress who also starred in Law and Order, Munich, Eagle Eye will play Mags an 80 year old woman who was a winner of the games for District 4, she is also the mentor for Finnick Odair.
Finnick is one of the newest big roles in the highly anticipated sequel but constantly rumours are rife who may or not play the role or even clues to when the role maybe filled as we creep closer to the film’s filming. Sam Clafin (Snow White And The Huntsman) has been the latest name connected to play tribute Finnick, according to Deadline due to optioned owed to other studios could have prevented the young actor playing the part. The problem does seem to have been sorted, now its a matter of time when he’ll actually sign on. As for other parts Tony Shaloub is the latest name connected to play Beetee. Lynn Cohen will join fellow newcomers Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee) , Amanda Plummer (Wireless) and Jena Malone (Johanna Mason).
Please read the official press release Lionsgate have sent us confirming Lynn Cohen’s role below. The Hunger Games Catching Fire will be released in UK&Ireland November 23rd, 2013.
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.