The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is building up quite an impressive cast and continues to add respected actors. Today we can tell you that Amanda Plummer, perhaps best known for her very brief role in Pulp Fiction as one half of the couple that holds up the diner at the end of the movie, will be playing the Wiress in the upcoming sequel.
For those who don’t know, Wiress is a tribute from District 3 and a previous winner of the Hunger Games who goes back into the arena during the 75th Hunger Games, along with Katniss and Peeta. She is a very shy character and her motivations are rarely very clear as she shifts allegiances with members inside the games. She is also the first to discover that the arena designed by Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) works like a clock.
Despite the ever diminishing returns for The Hunger Games books, the franchise is building a very impressive list of talented adult and teen actors which could rival the ensemble of the Potter movies.
Francis Lawrence is setting up to shoot The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in the Fall and will be released on November 22nd, 2013.
Check out the full press release below:
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 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 over 36 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
Lionsgate® will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.