Catching Fire Casting News: Melissa Leo Rumored to Play Mags While Tony Shalhoub in Talks to Play Beetee

Variety has reported that Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub has been in the talks to play Beetee, a victor and inventor from District 3. They added that Melissa Leo has also been shortlisted to play Mags in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” They also added that Sam Claflin has been considered to play Finnick, one of the most coveted roles in Catching Fire. 
With two blockbusters under his belt, Brit thesp Sam Claflin looks to be lining up one more, as sources tell Variety that the “Snow White and the Huntsman” star is the choice to play Finnick Odair in Lionsgate’s sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Additionally, sources say three-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub is the frontrunner to play Beetee. Melissa Leo had been on the shortlist to play Mags but her reps were informed Tuesday afternoon that she is not getting the part. Regardless of the status of their potential involvement, Claflin and Shalhoub are all on the studio’s shortlist for roles in the highly-anticipated sequel.
Lionsgate and all of the actors’ respective reps had no comment on the casting.

Sam Claflin
  Again, this news is not official; unless, the actors are on the list at Lionsgate’s www.catchingfirecasting.com.

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