'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Casting Catch Up

Jena Malone Philip Seymour Hoffman Alan Ritchson - H 2012
<p>Jena Malone Philip Seymour Hoffman Alan Ritchson - H 2012</p>   |   Getty Images
THR chronicles the casting news for a new set of tributes who will star in the second film in the series based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling books.

With so many roles to be cast in Catching Fire, the second installment in the Hunger Games series, our heads are spinning.

The film, which will hit theaters on Nov. 22, 2013, sees the return of the main three actors (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth) to reprise their lead characters. Additionally, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Donald Sutherland will return to their roles as Effie Trinket, Haymitch Abernathy, Cinna and the terrifying President Snow, respectively. Stanley Tucci and Tobey Jones will also reprise their roles.

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But a whole new group of tributes had to be cast for the film, which sees victors of previous Games being required to return for the 75th Hunger Games – aka the Quarter Quell – where only one all-star victor will survive.

Here, The Hollywood Reporter summarizes who has already been cast, and who still needs a face for their name. (Finnick anyone?)

Note: Check back regularly for updates on casting news for Catching Fire.

[Warning: Spoilers for those who have not seen the first film, The Hunger Games.]

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Plutarch Heavensbee: Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Oscar-winning actor will take on the role of the new gamekeeper. Heavensbee takes the place of Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley), who was executed after the previous Hunger Games.


District 1
Cashmere – Stephanie Leigh Schlund
Stephanie Leigh Schlund, who will appear on the new TV series The Following, will play the sister of the sibling pair who return for the Quarter Quell.

Gloss: Alan Ritchson
The Blue Mountain State actor will play one half of the sibling team from District 1.

District 2
Enobaria: Meta Golding
Criminal Minds actress Meta Golding, who was once a competitive ice skater in Italy before turning to acting, will play District 2’s Enobaria. The tribute is a ruthless fighter who had her teeth shaved into fangs after winning her previous Hunger Games.

Brutus: Bruno Gunn
Gunn, who has had starring roles in The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Oz and Prison Break, will play Brutus, a career tribute who volunteered for his first Hunger Games and returns for the Quarter Quell.

District 3
Wiress: Amanda Plummer
Plummer, best known for roles in Pulp Fiction and The Fisher King, is an Emmy and Tony winner. She'll play the eccentic and silent tribute Wiress, whose strange ways prompt her fellow competitors to nickname her "Nuts."  

Beetee – Jeffrey Wright
The Tony Award-winning actor will play Beetee, who hails from District 3 and is nicknamed "Volts" because of his electronics expertise.

District 4
Mags: Lynn Cohen
Broadway veteran Lynn Cohen will play the 80-year-old Hunger Games victor who was a mentor to her teammate, Finnick. Other than her New York theater roles, Cohen also appeared in films like Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, NY and will be seen in the upcoming movie They Came Together with Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler.

Finnick Odair – Sam Claflin
Finnick Odair is described as an extremely beautiful man who, because he’s from the fishing district, is a strong competitor with a trident and a net. Sam Claflin, who starred in Snow White and the Huntsman will take on the pivotal role.

District 5
Tribute Girl – Casting Not Announced

Tribute Boy – Casting Not Announced
He’s basically an unnamed drunk in the books.

District 6
The Morphling Girl – Casting Not Announced
The Morphling addiction has had ugly physical side effects, such as turning their skin an ugly shade of yellow.

The Morphling Boy – Casting Not Announced
Both the strange, older tributes from District 6 are hooked on a pain killer called Morphling.

District 7
Johanna Mason: Jena Malone
Jena Malone, who most recently appeared in History’s hit miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, will play Johanna Mason, a tribute who isn't afraid to shock the other victors in order to get a reaction out of them.

Blight – Casting Not Announced
Another former victor who is required to return for the 75th annual Hunger Games.

District 8
Cecelia -- Casting Not Announced
A 30-year-old mother of three whose maternal instincts make her an ally in the Quarter Quell.

Woof -- Casting Not Announced
An older tribute who is suffering from bad hearing and other health troubles that come with old age.

District 9
Tributes are unnamed in the books. Neither casting have been announced.

District 10
Tributes are unnamed in the books. Neither casting have been announced.

District 11
Seeder: Maria Howell
Seeder is described as having silver streaks in her hair and golden brown eyes in the books. Howell’s movie credits include The Color Purple and The Blind Side, and she has appeared on TV series like Army Wives, Drop Dead Diva, The Vampire Diaries and Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns and House of Payne.

Chaff: E. Robert Mitchell
The Atlanta-based actor will take on the role of Chaff. His credits include Battle: Los Angeles, The Shield, One Tree Hill and Tyler Perry projects such as Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Daddy’s Little Girls. In the books, Chaff is described as six feet tall, with dark skin and a stump for one arm due to an injury at the previous Hunger Games.

Check back regularly for more casting news from Catching Fire.