Fans are eagerly awaiting word on who will be cast in key roles in Catching Fire, the highly-anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games -- and it seems the process will be getting underway very soon in Los Angeles.
That's according to the acting-auditions.org website, which says the following characters are among those being cast for Catching Fire:
• Johanna Mason, female, sarcastic and often cruel victor from District 7.
• Beetee and Wiress, an older couple, dark hair, pale skin from District 3, very smart.
• Finnick Odair, male, mid-20′s, very handsome, tall, tan skin, bronze hair, green eyes.
• Blight, male, mid-20′s, mentor and tribute District 7. Won a previous Hunger Games.
• Romulus Thread, male, mid 30′s – 40′s, new Head Peacekeeper of District 12.
• Twill, female, mid-30′s, teacher, escapes to District 12 where she meet Katniss.
• Bonnie, female, 17, crooked teeth, chocolate brown eyes, escapes to District 12 with Twill.
• Wiress, female, 40ish, tribute from District 3, dark hair, pale skin.
• Bristel, female, 17-19, miner in District 12.
• Leevy, female, 17ish, dark hair, gray eyes, Katniss’ neighbor from District 12.
• Cashmere, female, late 20′s, classic beauty, long blond curls, arrogant District 1 tribute.
• Gloss, male, mid-20′s, Cashmere’s brother. Mentor, victor, career tribute.
The website also says that stand-ins, photo doubles, and extras will be hired on location in North Carolina, where filming is expected to begin later this year.
Of course, the general rule of thumb for fans of The Hunger Games is to consider this information questionable until or unless it's confirmed by Lionsgate, but the timeline seems on track with information the studio has previously released. When looking at any casting information, remember you should never pay to audition or have your resume seen by casting agents. Anything that asks you to pay is a scam.
Last month, Lionsgate hired director Francis Lawrence to take over for Gary Ross. Cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson will all return in their leading roles for Catching Fire, which is set for theatrical release in November 2013.