Outside the characters of Finnick Odair and Johanna Mason, one of the most important new roles in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is that of Enobaria and Lionsgate has filled that spot with Meta Golding.
Golding’s credits are mainly in television where she has starred in several series including ‘Dark Blue’ and ‘Day Break’. Her list of guest appearances includes ‘Burn Notice’, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’, ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘CSI: Criminal Scene Investigation’, and ‘Eli Stone’.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ could be Golding’s big break into features. Alongside Finnick and Johanna, Enobaria plays an important role in the second and last installments of the story and poses as an interesting character opposite Katniss as she tries to figure out who her allies and enemies are during the Quell Games.
If you’re not familiar with the character, Enobaria was one of the former victorious Tributes from District 2. She is most remembered by her brutal and unrelenting attack tactics winning the 62nd Hunger Games by ripping out another Tribute’s throat with her bare teeth. After winning the games, she cosmetically altered the ends of her teeth into sharp fangs and tipped them with gold so that they would be indestructible.
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Enobaria’s District 2 co-Tribute in the Games is Brutus and while no one is officially cast in the role, many think that Kevin Nash may be playing him.
Besides Nash, Golding will be joining newcomers Philip Seymore Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee), Amanda Plummer (Wiress), Jena Malone (Johanna), Lynn Cohen (Mags), and Patrick St. Esprit (Romulus Thread). Although not yet confirmed, Sam Claflin is said to be the frontrunner for Finnick Odair.
Reprising their roles for the sequel are Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), and Lenny Kravitz (Cinna).
With filming scheduled to begin in next month, you can be assured that more casting news will be released soon.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ will be directed by Francis Lawrence and is currently set for release on November 22, 2013.