Here are some of the latest news regarding our Hunger Games cast and their upcoming/current projects!
To start, Radio Times reports that Toby Jones (pictured above), who plays Claudius Templesmith in our franchise, is set to star in the lead role of Neil Baldwin in the BBC2 90-minute biopic titled Marvellous. The film will be directed by Peter Bowker and will focus on Baldwin’s life as a man with learning disabilities who goes through truly extraordinary events, including “playing for Stoke City football club as well as working as a lay preacher and a circus clown.” Toby Jones himself has called the script for this drama “innovative and uplifting.”
Thanks to HG Girl on Fire for this tip!
Jena Malone’s band, The Shoe, recently released (via Nylon Magazine) the first single from their new album, “I’m Okay.” The song is titled “Paper Cup” and you can listen to it above. The album is set to come out on June 3rd. Be sure to visit and like The Shoe’s page on Facebook to show Jena how much you love her and her music.
Leven Rambin, who played District 1 tribute Glimmer in The Hunger Games, has landed a recurring role in The Tomorrow People. According to TV Guide, Rambin will appear in the last three episodes of the season as Natalie:
[Natalie is] a troublemaking paranormal who has no love for humans. She and Russell (Aaron Yoo) quickly hit it off and become a homosuperior version of Bonnie and Clyde. But things take a turn for worst when Natalie threatens to join Ultra, inciting a potential mutiny.
As you may recall, Leven is not the only Hunger Games alum to star in this CW series, as Meta Golding (Enobaria in Catching Fire and Mockingjay) also has a recurring role as Darcy Nichols, an Ultra Agent.
A couple of new TV spots have been released for Sam Claflin’s upcoming horror film The Quiet Ones. The movie “follows an Oxford professor (Jared Harris) and a local cameraman who begin an investigation into the possibility of creating ghosts from negative human energy.” Thanks to Digital Spy, you can watch one of the TV spots above. The film hits theaters on April 10th in the UK and April 25th in the United States.
Patina Miller, our Commander Paylor from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, has been cast as Daisy in the CBS pilot Madam Secretary. The show, led by Tea Leoni in the titular role, “explores the personal and professional life of maverick female Secretary of State Elizabeth McGill as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.” Miller will be playing McGill’s press coordinator.
Alexander Ludwig, who played Cato in the first Hunger Games movie, is currently starring in the History Channel’s historical drama Vikings. Ludwig plays the role of Bjorn Lodbrok, son of the lead character. The show’s second season just started in late February and airs on Thursdays at 10 pm ET. Xander was recently interviewed by PopSugar about the show, its epic battle scenes, the importance it puts on strong female characters, and shooting in Ireland. You can watch the interview above. They also ask him if he’s seen Catching Fire!
Speaking of District 2 tributes, Deadline reports that Isabelle Fuhrman, also known as The Hunger Games‘ Clove, has landed the lead role of Alice in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Cell, alongside none other than Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack. It’s a zombie story with a twist: “a pitch heard by anyone on a cell phone at a certain moment in time turns them into zombified beings with a herd mentality.” The movie will be directed by Paranormal Activity 2 helmsman Tod Williams.
What do you think of all these news? Is there any project in particular you’re excited about or looking forward to? Tell us in a comment! And if we left something out, be sure to tell us and we’ll include it in our next Cast News post.