The casting news has really started to pick up for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which is exciting because that means we could be that much closer to finding out who is going to be our Finnick Odair! Currently, it looks like Sam Claflin is the frontrunner for the role, but nothing is for sure until it is officially announced by Lionsgate.
Lionsgate made an official press release today to announce that Meta Golding will be playing the District 2 Tribute Enobaria:
“Santa Monica, CA, August 7, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are pleased to announce that Meta Golding has been cast in the role of Enobaria in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A former career tribute from District 2, Enobaria is known for the particularly brutal, disturbing way in which she came to win The Hunger Games.
About the Character:
A former career tribute from District 2, Enobaria is known for the particularly brutal, disturbing way in which she came to win The Hunger Games.
The daughter of an American United Nations food relief worker and a Haitian beauty queen, Meta Golding was raised in the United States, India, Haiti, France and Italy. After an injury sidelined her career as an Italian National Figure Skater, she brought her love of performance from the ice to the stage. Her ability to speak 3 languages and various other dialects made this transition come naturally. Meta started acting in Italian theatre before heading back to the United States to attend Cornell University, where she obtained degrees in Theatre Arts and International Relations. She was cast in ABC’s daytime drama Loving and the features Louis and Frank, Kiss The Girls, and Surrogates. Meta will next be seen in the independent film The Chicago 8.”
Lets briefly recap all of the new cast members that will be joining the franchise in Catching Fire:
- Jena Malone as Johanna Mason
- Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee
- Amanda Plummer as Wiress
- Lynn Cohen as Mags
- Meta Golding as Enobaria
What do you think of the casting so far? Are you anxiously waiting for the official Finnick Odair casting announcement? Let me know what you think in the comments below!