'Pulp Fiction' Star Amanda Plummer to Play Wiress in 'Catching Fire'
by Ethan Anderton
July 17, 2012
In addition to Philip Seymour Hoffman taking the role of new gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee and Jena Malone landing a place in the arena for the 75th Hunger Games as Johanna Mason, a third character has now been cast in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Today Lionsgate officially announced that Amanda Plummer, who you might recognize as Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction or the crazy sister from So I Married an Axe Murderer (how long has it been since you thought about that movie?), has been cast as Wiress, another tribute for the arena and previous victor of one of the past Hunger Games. More below!
As Lionsgate describes Wiress, the haracter'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 third Quarter Quell. When it comes to her place in the competition for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, she proves to be an interesting character, one that has a direct impact on Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in the all-new arena. Plummer is great casting for the role, and even further proves that Lionsgate is getting the best talent possible for these films, and not just casting well-known names in order to bring in a bigger audience.
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. The sequel directed by Francis Lawrence is slated to hit theaters on November 22, 2013.