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For Actors, Is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire the American Harry Potter?

September 14, 2012

Well, let's not draw that conclusion just yet, not when we also have a few incredibly good British actors—Toby Jones, Sam Claflin—waving the flag in the Hunger Games series right next to their Yankee brethren. That said, your science is otherwise sound, young friends. And I have proof.

Catching Fire blazes up, and we've got the details

First, the basics: Yes, the casting for Catching Fire is looking pretty amazeballs. I wasn't a total fan of Woody Harrelson in The Hunger Games, but plenty of other folks disagreed with me, and he is a great actor. He'll be back for Catching Fire, along with, of course, the incomparable Jennifer Lawrence and rising hero Josh Hutcherson. Wright, the Felix Leiter of the last two James Bond films, will step in to play Beetee; Amanda Plummer will be his Wiress; relative newcomer Claflin is channeling Finnick Odair and Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the greatest actors alive, in my humble opinion, will play Plutarch Heavensbee. Read More