Re-shoots for ‘The Idiom’ Taking Place This Saturday

CL Casting just posted on their Facebook page that “The Idiom” will be doing re-shoots this Saturday, April 13.

Idiom reshoots

Based on the description of the talent their seeking, what scenes do you think are being re-shot?  Perhaps some scenes from The Capitol?  Victory Tour?

Thanks to Mockingjay.net for the tip!

 

MTV’s Top 10 ‘Hunger Games’ Moments of 2012

2012 was the Year of The Hunger Games, and now that it’s coming to a close let’s reminisce with MTV on the best Hunger Games moments of this amazing year!

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Poster Posted
The New Year began with a blazing bit of marketing ephemera that made it all seem real — the theatrical one-sheet featuring a close-up shot of star Jennifer Lawrence taking aim with the tagline, “The world will be watching,” emblazoned above. Boy, were we.

One Last Look
With less than two months until the theatrical release of “The Hunger Games,” Lionsgate followed up the pretty poster with a final trailer to whet fans’ already voracious appetites. The clip served up plenty of key moments, including Katniss gifting Prim the symbolic Mockingjay pin, the tribute’s interview with Caesar Flickerman and her touching pre-Games exchange with stylist Cinna.

Taylor Swift Is “Safe & Sound”
Country cutie Taylor Swift evoked Katniss’ dystopian district with eerie accuracy in the music video for her “Hunger Games” soundtrack song “Safe & Sound,” which she debuted exclusively on MTV and gained her a Golden Globe nomination. “Having a music video with that much symbolism in it is something I’m not used to,” Swift told MTV News. “Everyone who is a ‘Hunger Games’ fan knows what it means when there’s fire in the trees and they know what it means for the house to be burnt and they know what it means for the ‘Hunger Games’ pin to be covered in rust and old. Everybody can take their own meaning away from it, but it all goes back to the symbolism of the book.”

“Hunger Games” Lights Up Theaters
Katniss’ long-awaited entrance into the arena arrived March 23, hitting the box-office bull’s-eye straight on. The film reaped a record-setting $155 million in its first weekend, making it the fifth-biggest opening weekend on record. To date, the film has grossed an impressive $408 million domestically — something even President Snow couldn’t frown at.

The Director Shuffle
With the runaway success of the series’ initial installment, it seemed but a foregone conclusion that director Gary Ross would return to helm the sequel, “Catching Fire.” But in April, the auteur announced that he would not be returning to Panem, sending many fans into a tumult. “Despite recent speculation in the media, and after difficult but sincere consideration, I have decided not to direct ‘Catching Fire,’ ” Ross said in a statement. “As a writer and a director, I simply don’t have the time I need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted to make because of the fixed and tight production schedule.” Francis Lawrence (“Water for Elephants,” “I Am Legend”) stepped in to fill the vacant director’s chair for the remainder of the series.

For the rest of the best moments visit MTV.  Be sure to tell us what your favorite moments of this year were in the comments section below!

Maiara Walsh Cast as Katniss in “Hunger Games’ Parody

The Starving Games has begun casting and Maiara Walsh has landed to role of  Katniss Everdeen!  Or I should say Kantmiss Evershot – which is what her character’s name is in this upcoming parody of The Hunger Games.

Maiara Walsh has nabbed the female lead as the spoof version of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen in The Starving Games, a comedic take on The Hunger Games.

Spoofmeisters Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo behind Date Movie, Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck, wrote the script and are directing the parody. The script pokes fun of not just the Suzanne Collins book series but also The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes and the finale of the Harry Potter franchise.

Walsh will play the lead, a character named Kantmiss Evershot.

Pretty Little Liars actor Brant Daugherty has already been cast as the parody version of Gale, played in the films by Liam Hemsworth.
The Starving Games is produced and fully financed by The Safran Co.’s Peter Safran, whose credits include Scary Movie, Vampires Suck and Buried.

International rights are being sold by K5 at next week’s AFM. Wild Bunch already has the German rights, and Falcon has taken the Middle East.

Shooting begins this week in New Orleans.
The role is a change of pace for Walsh, who is known more for her dramatic roles. She co-stars as the devious Simone Sinclair on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth and has appeared on The Secret Life of the American Teenager and The CW’s The Vampire Diaries.
Walsh, repped by APA and Untitled, also played Eva Longoria’s niece on Desperate Housewives.

Source:  THR

 

Complete Catching Fire Cast, and not-so Mysterious Woman

Lionsgate has announced the remaining cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire which includes tributes from all districts.

The morphlings from District 6 will be played by Justin Hix and Megan Hayes. Joining Jena Malone will be Bobby Jordan who will play Blight from District 7. From District 8 we have John Casino as Woof, and Elena Sanchez as Cecelia. Daniel Bernhardt and Marian Green will play the victors from District 9. Jackson Spidell will play the male tribute from District 10. Remember mystery red head woman we saw from the pictures on set? Turns out she is Tiffany Waxler, and she’ll play District 10 female tribute.

The identity of “mystery woman” from the catchingfirecasting.com has long been speculated across the fandom. Many believed it to be Annie of District 4, or perhaps President Coin. Turns out, it’s….Katniss’ mom (Paula Malcomson)…rather anti-climatic, I know.

For the full cast list and bio, head over to catchingfirecasting.com.

Is ‘The Idiom’ set to start filming by September 11th?

Could “The Idiom” start filming as early as next Tuesday?  It very well might considering CL Casting posted the below message on their Facebook page yesterday.

Looking for athletic trainers type male and female. Must be avail 9/11-9/14 for shooting. If you are fit and fit the description please e-mail Idiom@CLCastingCo.com. Please include 3 pics (head, body, profile) age, ht, wt, LOCATION and all contact info. Please look in photo section to see an example of the type photos we need. Please put TRAINER in the subject box.

We’ve heard filming is set to begin this month, which means it has to start soon!

Thanks to Mockingjay.net for the heads up!

 

 

Who will be cast next?

We’ve entered what could be called a casting drought.  It’s been over a week since we got our Finnick and we’ve had nothing since!  Let us know who you think is going to be cast next!

Official Casting: Sam Claflin To Play Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Sam Claflin to play Finnick Odair

It’s…OFFICIAL! Sam Claflin hasn’t necessarily been the most popular choice in all fandom circles, but he HAS proven to be very charismatic and performed well in a number of acting roles. We’re inclined to give Lionsgate the benefit of the doubt, but will YOU?

Santa Monica, CA, August 22, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Sam Claflin has been cast in the role of Finnick in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Charasmatic and clever, Finnick was a District 4 Hunger Games victor when he was fourteen.

After breaking out in his role as the romantic lead in last year’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, Claflin starred in the box office smash SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN playing Prince William alongside Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth.   He recently finished filming THE QUIET ONESopposite Jarred Harris, and MARY & MARTHA, in which he co-stars with Hilary Swank.

Here’s a little reminder of what Finnick is described at in the book:

Finnick Odair is something of a living legend in Panem. Since he won the Sixty-fifth Hunger Games when he was only fourteen, he’s still one of the youngest victors. Being from District 4, he was a Career, so the odds were already in his favor, but what no trainer could claim to have given him was his extraordinary beauty. Tall, athletic, with golden skin and bronze-colored hair and those incredible eyes.

To check out the rest of the official cast, go to CatchingFireCasting.com

Mags by Nikola Nickart

Now that we have our Mags, the amazing artist that is Nikola-Nickart has created this!

First of all, how perfect is Lynn Cohen for the Mags?  She looks almost exactly how I imagined Mags would. This makes me very happy!  Second, how AWESOME is Nikola-Nickart?  He never fails to deliver the best!

 

Is ‘The Idiom’ ‘Catching Fire’ in disguise?

Today reporter Russ Bowen found that Atlanta based Catrett Locke Casting is currently looking for a number of extras for a film called “The Idiom”.  What’s special about this is the description of the characters they want to cast, if you ask us they sound a lot like residents of Panem!  So, is “The Idiom” code for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”?  Time will tell, we are sure, but check out the descriptions below and let us know what you think about it.

RICH WEALTHY UPSCALE

We are seeking men, women and children. Model, Beautiful, Upscale, Political types. This will have a lot to do with the way you carry yourself. If you are a man with a beard willing to have it shaved in a untraditional way please note that in the body of the e-mail. Please put TOP OF THE WORLD in the subject box.

MEN WITH CHISELED CHEST

Seeking men with chiseled chest and abs. Sometimes its hard to do my job but hey some has to do it. Ok back to work. If you have chiseled arms and chiseled abs please put KEEP in the subject box. Please make sure to send a waist shot (shirtless) and a full body (shirtless).
Please put which role you are submitting for in the subject box. The better the pictures the better your chances. This is where make-up is acceptable.

SEEKING VERY THIN TYPES-SEVERELY THIN

We are seeking men and women that are extremely thin. There are a couple of different looks we are trying to achieve so please read carefully and submit where you feel you fit the best.

Type 3 Pale/Ashen Skin and blk, very drk brown hair
Type 6/Part 1 Light brown/mousey brown hair, brown eyes or blueish/green/greyish eyes
Type 6/Part 2/very specific (we know there won’t be many but…) Extremely thin I mean thin/loose skin/yellowish skin tone
Type 8/Part 1 Brown hair, pale skin, hazel type eyes
Type 8/Part 2 Drk brn hair, darker skin, brown eyes
Type 11/Part 1 African American
Type 11/Part 2 Latin American/Hispanic types
Type 12/Part 1 Olive skin, gray eyes, black/drk brwn hair
Type 12/Part 2 Pale skin, blonde, blue eyes

Please put which type/part you are submitting for in the subject box. Please have pictures that show the thin body type you have. The better the pictures the better your chances. This is where minimal make-up is wanted. These people would not have the make-up piled on. We are really trying to sell this less fortunate look. This is open to children as well but please note if they are a minor in the subject box.
Example Type 12/Part 1/Minor

Did anything strike you about the type # descriptions? It looks like if you replace ‘District’ for ‘Type’ it makes a lot of sense, right?  And with all the rumors about filming possibly being in Atlanta, this makes even more sense.  Though do keep in mind no filming locations have been divulged yet, so we can only speculate about it at this point.   That being said, we would love to hear what you think about all of this.

Source:  The Hob

UPDATE: Catching Fire Casting News So Far…

Happy Monday everyone! As you all know by now, today Jena Malone was casted as Johanna Mason officially by Lionsgate! So so exciting! As of today, our Catching Fire casting chart looks like this:

Officially Casted by Lionsgate Rumor
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee

Age:44

Notable Works: Capote, Magnolia, Doubt, Cold Mountain, Charlie Wilson’s War, Moneyball, MI3, Ides of March, The Big Lebowski

Academy Award Winner for Capote               Academy Award Nominee for Doubt and Charlie Wilson’s War

 

Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair 

Age: 26

Notable Works: Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Snow White and the Hunstman

Amanda Plummer as Wiress

Age:55

Notable Works: Pulp Fiction, Hercules (1997), The Fisher King

Golden Globe Nominee for Miss Rose White (1992) (TV)

Tony Shalhoub as Beetee

Age: 58

Notable Works: Spy Kids, Men in Black Series, Pixar’s Car Series, The Siege

Golden Globe Nominee for Monk (2002) (TV)

Jena Malone as Johanna Mason

Age: 27

Notable Works: Stepmom, Into the Wild, Donnie Darko, Sucker Punch, Cold Mountain, Howl’s Moving Castle, Pride & Prejudice, The Messenger, Saved!

Golden Globe Nominee for Hope (1997) (TV)

 

Who will be next on the rumor mill?
Who will be OFFICIALLY casted next? Who will be next on the rumor mill?

Please note that Melissa Leo is no longer in the running for Mags. And Lionsgate still has to confirm Sam Claflin as Finnick. Until then, we are considering him to be a rumor (we also think he may be casted last since he is one of the more important supporting characters). Check back with us daily for more casting updates and Hunger Games news in general. Enjoy your evening, and don’t forget to tune in to HG Fireside Chat tonight at 10ET!