‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Casts Stephanie Leigh Schlund as District 1 Tribute Cashmere (INFOGRAPHIC)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has cast Stephanie Leigh Schlund as Cashmere, a District 1 victor who is thrown back into the arena with her brother Gloss for the 75th Annual Hunger Games, or Quarter Quell.
Apart from her silver screen role in The Last Song, the Atlanta-based actress has appeared on TV, in Drop Dead Diva. Come fall, she’ll star the new Fox series The Following.
With filming of the blockbuster sequel scheduled to start in September, Catching Fire casting announcements are flying in furiously.
On Monday, Maria Howell was cast as Seeder, a District 11 victor. And last week alone, four slots were filled.
E. Roger Mitchell will star as Chaff, Seeder’s fellow District 11 tribute, while Smallville actor Alan Ritchson was named as Gloss, a former Career tribute from District 1 who competes alongside his sister, Cashmere. If that wasn’t enough, Bruno Gunn will star as muscle man Brutus, a former District 2 victor who returns to the arena.
Also cast was Meta Golding will play fierce golden-fanged Enobaria, the other District 2 tribute who is known for the brutal way she came to win the Games.
The newcomers join returning principals Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Lenny Kravtiz (Cinna) and Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman).
The Francis Lawrence-helmed Hunger Games sequel, a Lionsgate production based on the second book in the Suzanne Collins trilogy, is expected to start shooting next month and is due to open on November 22, 2013.
The story sees Katniss and Peeta returning home victorious after winning the gladiatorial games, only to be called back into action.
Find out who’s signed on, who’s in the running in Celebuzz’s casting catchup.