Casting News – Maria Howell and Stephanie Leigh Schlund join “Catching Fire”

The casting announcements for Catching Fire have started to pick up again and it was recently announced that Maria Howell and Stephanie Leigh Schlund were cast as two new tributes.

It was announced yesterday that Howell was cast as a District 11 tribute, Seeder:

“Santa Monica, CA, August 13th, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are pleased to announce that Maria Howell has been cast in the role of Seeder in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A former victor from District 11, Seeder competes in the 75th Annual Hunger Games, also known as the Quarter Quell.

Maria Howell is an Atlanta, Georgia based actress, singer, and voiceover artist best known as the choir soloist from the movie The Color Purple. She has also appeared on television in Army Wives, Drop Dead Diva, The Vampire Diaries, Meet The Browns, and House Of Payne, and in the acclaimed film The Blind Side.”

And this morning, it was made official that Leigh Schlund will be playing the District 1 career tribute Cashmere:

“Santa Monica, CA, August 14, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are pleased to announce that Stephanie Leigh Schlund has been cast in the role of Cashmere in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A former Career tribute from District 1, Cashmere and her brother Gloss are both competing in the Quarter Quell.

Stephanie Leigh Schlund is an Atlanta, Georgia based actress who has appeared in television series including Drop Dead Diva, and films including The Last Song. She can next be seen in the upcoming Fox series The Following, premiering this Fall.”

What do you think about these casting choices? Are you looking forward to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? 

Lets do a quick recap of all of the new characters that have been cast:

  • Jena Malone as Johanna Mason
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee
  • Amanda Plummer as Wiress
  • Lynn Cohen as Mags
  • Meta Golding as Enobaria
  • Bruno Gunn as Brutus
  • Alan Ritchson as Gloss
  • E. Roger Mitchell as Chaff
  • Maria Howell as Seeder
  • Stephanie Leigh Schlund as Cashmere

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Source: http://mockingjay.net/

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