Official: Amanda Plummer Cast as Wiress Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Lionsgate just announced that Amanda Plummer will be playing Wiress in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! We loved Amanda in Pulp Fiction and definitely think she has what it takes to bring Wiress to life!

Update: We talked all about Amanda on Episode 68! Go check it out!

Click here for the full press release.
Click here to see Amanda as Honey Bunny in Pulp Fiction’s famous opening scene (warning: mature language).
And click here for a cute interview with Amanda.

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:
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.

Source: CatchingFireCasting.com


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