Catching Fire Casting Rumors: Who’s In, Who’s Out?

I decided to publish this post to create a compilation of various Catching Fire casting rumors. We all know that Lionsgate has been very tight about releasing any official statement regarding the casting and I have decided to make this so that we will be able to track down those who have potential to get cast and who will not. In the end, the people who are involved in the rumors will have part in the Hunger Games history. The rumors were usually taken from various entertainment portal sites.
Finnick Odair
Description: Finnick Odair was a male victor from District 4. He was known for being the victor of the 65th Hunger Games and a survivor of the 3rd Quarter Quell, also known as the 75th Hunger Games.

Katniss at first views Finnick as extremely flirtatious and using a “seductive purr” when he spoke. She is unable to read his motives when they are in the arena together, but believes that she would be better off killing him sooner rather than later, until he revives Peeta.

Physically, he is described as being extremely handsome. He is tall, muscular, and athletic, with tan skin, bronze-colored hair, and “incredible” sea green eyes, making him very popular with people in the Capitol.

Katniss says that Finnick never needed to do anything for sponsors, and that no other tribute could overcome his “natural beauty”.

Rumored Actors:
Garrett Hedlund (E!)
Armie Hammer (E!)
Taylor Kitsch (E!) – (L.A. Times confirmed he won’t play the role)
Sam Claflin (Lainey Gossip) (Zap2it claims that the role was offered to him) (Deadline adds that he is getting closer to play Finnick) (officially cast as Finnick on August 22, 2012)
Colton Haynes (Brian Tutt) (He confirmed that he auditioned for the role at the 2012 Comic Con)
Lucas Till (Zap2it)
Trevor Donovan (Zap2it) (Trevor Donovan confirmed on his Facebook page that he won’t play the role)
Alan Ritchson (Zap2it) Officially cast as Gloss, a victor/tribute from District 1
Jesse Williams (E!) (He confirmed that he won’t play Finnick)
Hunter Parrish (The Daily Beast/MTV)
Grant Gustin (auditioned for Finnick ET Canada)
Ben Walker (Deadline)
Boyd Holbrook (Deadline)
Tyler Hoechlin (Deadline)

actors who are rumored to play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire

Grant Gustin

Johanna Mason
Description: Johanna Mason is the female tribute from District 7 in an earlier and unspecified Hunger Games, most likely the 71st Hunger Games and again in the third Quarter Quell. It is said that she was the victor of the Hunger Games a few years earlier. She was one of the younger tributes in this Quarter Quell. She is the last living female victor of District 7, whose principal industry is lumber.

Johanna is described as having wide-set brown eyes and spiky brown/black hair. In Mockingjay, she returns from the Capitol with a shaved head after being tortured by them but eventually grows pieces of her hair back.

Rumored Actress(es): 
Mia Wasikowska (The Playlist) (EW confirmed that she won’t play the role)
Zoe Aggeliki (The Playlist) – (Deadline reported that she is a frontrunner to the role)
Catalina Sandino Moreno (Lainey Gossip)
Naya Rivera (announces her interest for the role to Radar Online)
Kristen Bell (she announces her interest for the role to Hufftington Post)
Jena Malone (EW) (THR reported that the role was offered to her) (officially cast as Johanna Mason on July 23, 2012)
actresses who are rumored to play Johanna Mason in Catching Fire

Plutarch Heavensbee

Description: Plutarch Heavensbee is the Head Gamemaker in Catching Fire, taking the place of Seneca Crane. He becomes a commander of the rebel forces of District 13 in Mockingjay.

Annie Cresta
Description: Annie Cresta is the victor of the 70th Hunger Games and is from District 4. She was the wife of Finnick Odair before being widowed due to Finnick’s death during the rebellion.

Annie is described as a lovely young woman with dark flowing hair and dark green eyes. Katniss describes her as ‘lovely if somewhat bedraggled’ in Mockingjay. She is thought to be around 20 years old, as mentioned when Mags volunteered to take her place for the second quarter quell. She is also described as looking a little crazy.

Rumored Actress(es):
Description: Beetee is the male tribute from District 3 in the 75th Hunger Games, as well as in a previous Games. Beetee is an expert with electronics and wiring. He was one of the few people to survive the 75th Hunger Games.
Rumored Actor(s): —

Tony Shalhoub (Variety)

Description: Wiress was a female tribute from District 3. She competed in and won a previous, unspecified Hunger Games, possibly the 46 to the 49th, and then participated again in the 75th Games. In the second set of Games, she was at first rejected by many to be an ally, except for Katniss Everdeen who wanted her as one.

In Catching Fire, Wiress and Beetee are both described as having ashen skin and black hair.

Wiress was described to be shy by Katniss, who mentions that in the training room, she seldom completed her sentences, and Beetee had to finish them for her. When she, along with Johanna and Beetee, team up with Finnick, Katniss, and Peeta, she could only recite comments and songs about clocks – referring to the clock shaped arena. Beetee said that Wiress was not only smart, but intuitive. She was an intellectual genius, inventive, and clever.

Amanda Plummer was officially cast as Wiress on July 17, 2012 

Description: Mags was the female tribute from District 4 during the 75th Hunger Games, for which she volunteered, as well as a previous, unspecified Hunger Games, possibly the 7th-13th Hunger Games.
Rumored Actress(es): 
Cicely Tyson  (Lainey Gossip)
Melissa Leo (Variety)

Cicely Tyson was rumored to play Mags in Catching Fire
Description: Brutus was the male tribute from District 2 in the 75th Hunger Games. He was also the victor of a previous Games, most likely the 36th to 39th Hunger Games.
Rumored Actor(s):

Kevin Nash (USA TODAY)
Victor Gojcaj (Shock Ya)
Kevin Durand (Shock Ya)


Description: Enobaria is the female tribute from District 2 in two Games. She competed in the 62nd Hunger Games and the 75th Hunger Games (the 3rd Quarter Quell).

Description: Gloss was the male District 1 Tribute (making him a Career Tribute) in the 75th Hunger Games. He was a former Victor, having already won a previous Hunger Games.

Alan Ritchson was officially cast as Gloss


Rome Miller (MTV News)

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