Some new casting assignments for you today and the Lion’s(gate) share comes from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which is finalizing its supporting roles. Here’s the news in brief:
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has added E. Roger Mitchell (S.W.A.T.) and Meta Golding (Surrogates) to its ranks. The sequel, starring Jennifer Lawrence, opens November 22nd, 2013.
- Garcelle Beauvais (Franklin & Bash) has joined the cast of Presidential thriller, White House Down, the Roland Emmerich-directed film starring Channing Tatum as a Secret Service agent tasked with protecting the President (Jamie Foxx) after a hostile takeover of the White House.
Hit the jump for more information.
First up from Deadline comes word of Mitchell’s addition to the cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He’ll play Chaff, another returning tribute who is forced to participate in the Quarter Quell, the 75th Hunger Games. Without giving too much away, Chaff is a middle aged former winner from District 11, who lost a hand in his first Games and refused a prosthetic replacement from the Capitol. Deadline also reports that Golding has joined the film as Enobaria, a beautiful and brutal tribute from District 2. She was best remembered for her rather vicious method of dispatching fellow tributes. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the story, here’s the official synopsis for Catching Fire:
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.
Heat Vision reports that Beauvais will reunite with Foxx for White House Down. The two previously starred on television’s The Jamie Foxx Show. This casting is a bit of a disconnected completion of the sitcom’s storyline as Beauvais will star as the First Lady. White House Down starts shooting in Montreal this fall. Beauvais can next be seen in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, also starring Denzel Washington, which opens November 2nd.