RUMOR: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Logo to debut with Breaking Dawn Part 2 screenings
Rumor: Danny Strong hired to write the scripts for Mockingjay
Variety reports that Lionsgate has tapped Danny Strong to write the script for Mockingjay which will be released in two parts.
Danny Strong just won an Emmy award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for Game Change. He was also previously nominated for an Emmy Award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for Recount and he won a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay for a Television movie also for Recount. He will also be writing the script for the movie-adaptation of The Lost Symbol.
Aside from being a write, Danny Strong is also known as a producer and an actor, he has appeared in numerous TV shows and films (ie. Buffy, Gilmore Girls, How I met your mother, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy, Pleasantville, Dangerous Minds, etc).
Since there are no announcements from Lionsgate, this is still considered as a rumor.
Variety reports that aside from Sam Claflin as being the frontrunner for Finnick, Melissa Lea and Tony Shalhoub are frontrunners for Mags and Beetee.
Additionally, sources say that Oscar winner Melissa Leo and three-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub are the frontrunners to play Mags and Beetee, respectively. Regardless of the status of their potential involvement, Claflin, Leo and Shalhoub are all on the studio’s shortlist for roles in the highly-anticipated sequel.
Melissa Leo has a long list of films under her name but she is best known for her role in The Fighter in which she won an Oscar for best supporting actress.
Tony Shalhoub also has a long list of films and TV shows under his belt but is best known for being the lead in the TV series Monk for which he has won three Emmy awards and a Golden Globe. To name a few films, he has appeared in Men In Black, Men in Black II, Spy Kids movies and voiced the character of Luigi in Cars & Cars 2.
What do you think of Melissa Leo and Tony Shalhoub for Mags & Beetee?
CASTING RUMOR: Sam Claflin has been offered the role of FINNICK
Sources tell Zap2it exclusively that the most coveted role in“The Hunger Games” sequel”Catching Fire” has been cast — and British actor Sam Claflin has got the gig. Official reps for the film won’t comment on the casting, but our reliable sources reveal that producer Nina Jacobson and Lionsgate have signed off on Clafin’s offer.
Now he just has to accept the role!
Sam Claflin apperead in the TV series The Pillars of the Earth and also in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He recently appeared as Prince William in Snow White and the Huntsman.
AGAIN, this is just a rumor. Nothing is official, until LIONSGATE has made the announcement.
For now, thoughts? What do you think about Sam Claflin as Finnick?
CASTING RUMOR: Jena Malone offered the role of Johanna in Catching Fire
Malone has the offer and is in early negotiations for the part, according to sources. The move nixes premature reports that pegged newbie actress-model Zoe Aggeliki as the front-runner to play the ax-wielding former Hunger Games winner from District 7, who aligns with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in their return to the arena for an all-star death match.
Until we have an official announcement from Lionsgate, we have to treat this as a rumor.
What do you think of Jena Malone as Johanna?
Hunter Parrish talks about being considered for Finnick & not getting the role of Peeta
In an interview with Daily Beast for his show Weeds, Hunter Parrish also talked about not getting the role of Peeta for The Hunger Games and being in talks with the producers of Catching Fire for the role of Finnick
Then, of course, there’sThe Hunger Games. He camethis closeto playing Peeta in this year’s mega-blockbuster, but lost the role to his good friend Josh Hutcherson. “It was pretty hard. I really, really wanted it.” He says he felt like his whole life was leading up to that role and when he didn’t get it, he was crushed. “I think I just wanted it a little too much.” Looking back, he says, it was a hefty and much needed helping of humble pie. “It became a very grounding experience for me.”
But in a bizarre twist of fate, Parrish may end up in The Hunger Games after all. His name has been thrown into the mix of potential actors to play the character of Finnick Odair in the sequel Catching Fire. This time, he’s much more cautious about getting his hopes up. He has been in talks with producers but doesn’t want to think about it too much. His eyes light up, however, as he considers the possibility. “It would be fun,” he says, unable to contain himself. “If Lionsgate (the company behind the film) wants to go for it, I’ll be there. I’ll be right there.”
CASTING RUMOR: Zoe Aggeliki front-runner for Johanna Mason?
It has been reported that Zoe Aggeliki and Jena Malone are both up for the role of Johanna Mason. Now, Deadline reports that Zoe Aggeliki is in negotiations with Lionsgate and has the edge over Jena Malone.
Zoe Aggeliki has the edge over Jena Malone for a role in Lionsgate‘s The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. Aggeliki and Malone (Sucker Punch) are up for the part of Johanna Mason, an ax-welding, deceptive and ruthless winner of a previous Hunger Games in the sequel film. However, sources say model-actress Aggeliki is the one in the most serious talks after both auditioned for director Francis Lawrence. Aggeliki has roles in the upcoming R.I.P.D. and another sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters.
What do you think of Zoe Aggeliki as Johanna?
The Playlist reports that Mia Wasikowska & Zoe Aggeliki are in the mix for Johanna Mason. More so, they even report that Zoe Aggeliki could possibly sign in soon.
Sources close to the project tell The Playlist that Mia Wasikowska and model/actress Zoe Aggeliki are in the mix for Johanna Mason.
DirectorFrancis Lawrenceis keen on finding the right actress to fit the part, and is looking at both big names and lesser known talents.
Both actresses have been in discussions for the part, and we hear that Aggeliki could sign in the coming days, but nothing is certain just yet. Aggeliki may not be a familiar face at the moment, but she’ll be seen next summer in “R.I.P.D.” and also landed a role in “Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters” as Silena Beauregard.
Mia Wasikowska is best known for playing Alice in Alice in Wonderland (2010). She also appeared in The Kids are Alright (with Josh Hutcerson), Jane Eyre and more.
Zoe Aggeliki is a model/actress. As mentioned, she will appear in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters as Silena Beauregard.
Again, this is just a rumor. But what do you think of Mia Wasikowska & Zoe Aggeliki for Johanna?