Melissa Leo NOT Playing for Mags in Catching Fire!
While producers for Catching Fire go through the audition and casting process, there’s bound to be plenty of rumors about just who is being considered and who has been offered roles in The Hunger Games sequel.
Just the other day, Variety came out to say that Melissa Leo was on the short list to play Mags, and Tony Shalhoub for Beetee. They also had word about Sam Claflin auditioning for Finnick Odair.
Now Jim Sneider, another Hollywood writer, has put the word out on Twitter that Melissa Leo will NOT be playing Mags, although Tony Shalhoub may still in the running for Beetee (we hope so) and Sam Claflinis indeed expected to be Finnick.
To be honest, even though I think Melissa Leo is a brilliant actress, I’m not upset that she’s not going to be Mags. She’s just a bit too young really.
So, all we can do now is play the waiting game. Hopefully Lionsgate will announce another official casting decision real soon.
Source: My Hunger Games