Elizabeth Banks recently blogged on her website about Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair, Jena Malone as Johanna Mason, and Jeffrey Wright as Beetee.

Sam Claflin gave me a tummy flutter in Snow White and The Huntsman so I couldn’t be happier that he’s taking on the role of Finnick Odair.

Jena Malone will play Katniss’s sarcastic frenemy Johanna Mason. She’s got grit and spunk in spades. Quote me on that.

The amazing Jeffrey Wright will play fan fave Beetee. We worked together on Oliver Stone’s W – he’s never less than perfection.

I have to agree with you, Elizabeth! I’ve been a huge fan of the casting. Effie’s got exquisite taste and if she approves, so do I. As far as Elizabeth herself, she’s excited to transform into the eccentric Effie Trinket again.

We’ll start shooting this fall, so stay tuned for more news from the set of Catching Fire. I’m excited to work with everyone in the cast, and you know I can’t wait to transform into Effie again – crazy nail art, wigs, and all.

Thanks to The Hob!

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