Katniss Everdeen’s inner circle grows: Lionsgate announced that “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has officially added Lynn Cohen as Mags, one of the District 12 tribute’s competitors at the 75th Hunger Games Quarter Quell.
Mags is introduced in the “Hunger Games” sequel as the female District 4 competitor and mentor to fan-favorite character Finnick Odair (who, as Zap2it first reported, will be played by Sam Claflin). The 80-year-old Hunger Games victor joins Finnick, Peeta and Katniss in an alliance after volunteering to replace Finnick’s love, Annie, in the Games.
Cohen is a New York theater veteran who has also appeared in films (“Munich,” “Synecdoche, NY”) and TV (“Sex and the City”).
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is set to begin filming in the fall.