With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire featuring a Games where former champions must go up against one another, there’s a lot of new cast members who need to be cast. Now the movie has its Mags, as Variety reports that Lynn Cohen has been cast in the role. Mags is an eighty year old Hunger Games victor from District 4, and also a former mentor to the dashing Finnick Odair.
Known to New York theatre audiences for decades, Cohen has also appeared in films such as Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York, as well as Sex and the City and its sequel. She can next be seen in They Came Together, with Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler.
Mags in one of the more interesting of the former champions, as she wasn’t actually chosen for the new Games, but essentially decided to sacrifice herself to save others, as she knows she far too old to win another Hunger Games. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be directed by Francis Lawrence. It’s set to shoot later this year, ahead of its release on November 22nd, 2013.