Hunger Games 2 Adds Amanda Plummer as Wiress

Amanda PlummerLionsgate has announced that they’ve cast veteran actress Amanda Plummer (“8 1/2 Women”) to play the character Wiress in the upcoming “The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire”.

Like Peeta and Katniss, Wiress is a former winner of the Hunger Games forced back into the arena during the Quarter Quell, where previous winners are once again compelled to risk their lives for the pleasure of The Capitol citizenry. Not surprisingly, this does not go over well with our two young heroes, since they just barely survived the first game to begin with.

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The character’s eccentricity earns her the nickname “Nuts” from fellow tributes, and though she doesn’t communicate traditionally, her observations and contributions prove invaluable in the Quarter Quell.

Lionsgate has also released a new synopsis for the upcoming sequel:

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.

Francis Lawrence (“I am Legend”) takes over directing gigs from Gary Ross, with “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” due out next year on November 22, 2013.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire Novel Cover