With plenty of casting updates to come before the second installment starts rolling, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has been building up some intriguing faces to include in the next adventure for Katniss and Peeta. As we delve back into this dystopia drama, there have been some big stars who have signed on to play important roles in the upcoming films while some still have yet to be either announced or even be found. Now, one more combatant will dive into the heat of battle as she’s forced to compete one more time in the titular event against our main heroes and a few new friends.
Lionsgate has announced today that Meta Golding has joined the sequel in the role of former career tribute from District 2 Enobaria, who “is known for the particularly brutal, disturbing way in which she came to win [her] Hunger Games”.
In her original fight to the death, Enobaria was 17 and ended up ripping open the throat of another Tribute with just her teeth. Following this, she had her teeth cosmetically altered to appear as fangs, adding a gold point to also make them virtually indestructible. And if the source material is translated directly, Golding is expected to stick around not just forCatching Fire, but the two Mockingjay sequels to follow as well.
More on Golding via press release:
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”. Her television credits include series regular on the ABC series “Daybreak,” recurring roles on “CSI” and “Criminal Minds,” as well as major guest starring roles on “House” and “Cold Case.”
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 75th Annual 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 sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Hemsworth, Sutherland, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Amanda Plummer, Willow Shields, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones and more, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set for release on November 22nd, 2013.