CONFIRMED: Amanda Plummer as Wiress in Catching Fire!
About the Character:
Wiress’ eccentricity earns her the nickname “Nuts” from fellow tributes. Though she doesn’t communicate traditionally, her observations and contributions prove invaluable.
Amanda Plummer has received critical acclaim for her work in film, television and stage. Her impressive film work includes Terry Gilliam’s THE FISHER KING as Lydia – for which she received a BAFTA nomination and Quentin Tarantino’s PULP FICTION’ for which she received an American Comedy Award nomination for her memorable performance as Honey Bunny. Her other film work includes Sydney Lumet’s DANIEL; Michael Winterbottom’s BUTTERFLY KISS; Isabel Coixet’s MY LIFE WITHOUT ME; Eduardo Guedes’ PAX; and Larry Clark’s KEN PARK. Recent work includes Lee Isaac Chung’s ABGAIL HARM; Amin Matalqa’s STRANGELY IN LOVE; Eriko Kitagawa’s SOULIER DE PAQUES: Mary McGuckian’s INCONCIEVABLE and MAKING OF PLUS ONE; Justin Lerner’s GIRLFRIEND (Official Selection of the 2010 Toronto Film Festival) and Shunji Iwai’s VAMPIRE (World Dramatic Cinema Competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival). Ms. Plummer’s stage roles are as varied and notable as her film credits.
She won a Tony, a Drama Desk award and a Boston Critics Circle award for her work as Agnes in AGNES OF GOD opposite Geraldine Page; she received a Theatre World award and Outer Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a Tony award and a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Jo in A TASTE OF HONEY with Valerie French . She was also nominated for a Tony award for her performance as Eliza Doolittle in PYGMALION opposite Peter O’Toole. Other Broadway credits include THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Jessica Tandy and as Dolly in George Bernard Shaw’s YOU NEVER CAN TELL. Her Off Broadway credits include Sam Shepard’s A LIE OF THE MIND directed by Sam Shepard, Tracy Letts’ KILLER JOE with Michael Shannon and Tennessee William’s THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANY MORE with Elizabeth Ashley. Ms. Plummer’s other Tennessee William’s roles include Alma in SUMMER AND SMOKE, Polly in GNAGDES FRAULEIN and the world premiere of ONE EXCEPTION all at Hartford Stage Company directed by Michael Wilson. She had the great honor of working with Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave on a workshop of Lenka Udovicki’s WAITING FOR GODOT as Lucky at the Ulysses theatre in the former Yugoslavia. Ms. Plummer’s work in television and screen and stage has been recognized with three Emmy Awards; one Emmy Nomination and a Golden Globe Nomination, and a Saturn award and a Cable Ace award, and the Hollywood drama Critics award for her Juliet in ROMEO AND JULIET.
She is also the recipient of the Anti-Defamation League Award.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM LIONSGATE:
AMANDA PLUMMER CAST AS WIRESS IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Santa Monica, CA, July 17, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that actress Amanda Plummer has been cast in the role of Wiress in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. The character’s eccentricity earns her the nickname “Nuts” from fellow tributes, and though she doesn’t communicate traditionally, her observations and contributions prove invaluable in the Quarter Quell.
Best known to film going audiences from her memorable and award nominated roles in THE FISHER KING and PULP FICTION, Plummer is also a beloved, Tony Award® winning stage actress on and off Broadway. She can next be seen as the title character in the forthcoming film ABIGAIL HARMS.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75thAnnual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 36 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.
Ongoing casting news and information for the film can be found at: www.CatchingFireCasting.com