So, we know that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been approached to play Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire, and the word is that Garrett Hedlund has auditioned for Finnick Odair, but now there’s some fresh speculation on a couple of other contenders.
Lainey has put forward some of the news she’s heard from her sources on three more actors that have apparently either auditioned or are being considered for the roles of Finnick Odair, Johanna Mason and Mags.
As reported yesterday, Philip Seymour Hoffman has been offered the role of Plutarch. Interesting choice. He was, way back, my pick to play Haymitch. I’m also told that while Garrett Hedlund’s audition went very well for Finnick, Sam Claflin also read for it. So again, they’re trying to look at as many options as possible. And with some imagination too. I hear exclusively that Catalina Sandino Moreno was asked to audition for Johanna Mason. But this is inspired, non? I am excited about her. Please note however that nothing has been decided. These details are just meant to give you an idea of how wide their searches have been although my sources tell me they are seriously considering Cicely Tyson for Mags.
For those of you wondering, Sam Claflin can be seen as the Prince in Snow White and the Huntsman. Catalina was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Mary Full of Grace. Cicily is in The Help.
As Lainey points out – this is just the word out there from some of her sources and is just speculation, but we’d love to know what you think.