‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Nabs Amanda Plummer for Wiress


Amanda PlummerYou’d think that one would steer clear of immersing herself into a post-apocalyptic battle royale if she can’t even successfully hold up a Los Angeles diner. But Amanda Plummer isn’t letting her history of crimes gone awry deter her: the Pulp Fiction actress has been cast in the upcoming The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire.

Plummer will be playing the role of Wiress, a vet of the deadly challenge who returns to the action for the 75th Hunger Games, which pits the living victors of past competitions against one another. Plummer’s casting as Wiress is interesting, as she is significantly older than the character as depicted in the book: Plummer is presently 55, whereas Wiress was illustrated to be in her late 30s.

The report follows recent news that Philip Seymour Hoffman would be officially joining the cast for the upcoming sequel.

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.