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Amanda Plummer Signs On to Die in The Hunger Games

In today’s edition of Still-Not-Finnick casting news, Amanda Plummer has signed on to play Wiress in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, due in theaters November 22, 2013. Don’t consider yourself spoiled by the title, we’re just saying — if you sign up to act in a movie that features a “Quarter Quell”,  you’ve probably made peace with your character’s potential death.

Amanda Plummer, best known for her role as Honey Bunny in Pulp Fiction, will take on the role of Wiress, the lovable and eccentric former Hunger Games winner whose “observations and contributions prove invaluable” to the plot of the film. Wiress is nicknamed “Nuts” due to the mental state she was left in after experiencing the trauma of the Hunger Games – it will be interesting to see how they portray her in the film, and how Plummer will fare portraying an intellectually brilliant but almost non-verbal character.

In a franchise rife with casting drama, there is textual evidence to support Wiress being white (District 3 residents are described as having “ashen” skin in the novel). While I’m happy to see Plummer cast as Wiress (and I’m sure she’ll do an excellent job) let’s just say I’m still waiting on the edge of my seat to see who will be cast as Finnick.

(via Deadline.)

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  • Dana DeRuyck

    This is PERFECTION. Can’t wait!

  • Galena

    Seriously. This is the best casting eveeeeeeeeeeeeer.

  • Amanda LaPergola

    Ooh, good one, Catching Fire.  Well played.

  • SkyAuror3

    This site needs to seriously consider spoiler content and it’s implications.

  • Brian

    Come on. The entire thing of the Hunger Games is that only one makes it out alive.

  • Jessie Duke

    I suppose spoiler alert should also be placed on the cover of all the books so that it doesn’t ruin the movie.

  • Ashe

    Wow, she looks…exactly how I envisioned her in the books. 

    A rare occurrence for the Hunger Games film adaption, for me, but appreciated nonetheless. I get more and more hyped by the day for the second movie. 

  • Life Lessons

    Perfect casting. :) 

  • Julia Maclennan

    I pictured her as Asian, but oh well. : /

  • Emma Putnam

    I’ve never heard of her before, but I’m really not satisfied with the casting. I mean, Plummer is 55 years old and, from photos I’ve seen via google, looks her age. Meanwhile Wiress is only supposed to be in her early 30′s.