The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Finds Its Cashmere
Whether or not you've read Suzanne Collins' wildly popular YA trilogy, the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games made clear that not all the districts of Panem are equal when it comes to their tributes' chances in the Capital's cruel competition. While the film's romantic leads, Katniss and Peeta, scraped by in the squalid District 12, Districts 1 and 2—known for industries in luxury items and weaponry respectively—are far wealthier regions. And so, the children of these districts are trained extensively to kill from an early age, giving them an edge on the games and the label of Career Tributes. For them, the Reaping is not a lottery to be feared, but an opportunity for glory, fame, and fortune.
As the killer clique of Clove, Cato, Glimmer and Marvel showed in The Hunger Games, this makes the tributes from these districts distinctly deadly. In the upcoming sequel Catching Fire, the names may have changed, but their attitude and fearsome nature is frighteningly familiar. For the 75th Annual Hunger Games, the Capital has changed up the rules, calling upon past victors from each district to return to the ring for the Quarter Quell and now we have learned that Stephanie Leigh Schlund will join the battle as the cold-hearted Cashmere out of District 1. The actress, who previously appeared alongside Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth in the romantic drama The Last Song, joins Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, and Meta Golding, who will play Cashmere's brother Gloss, and District 2 champions Brutus and Enobaria respectively.
While we're all waiting for Lionsgate to finally unveil who will play District 4 heartthrob Finnick, its likely we'll first get casting announcements on Districts, 10, 9, 8, 6, 5, and the male tributes from 3 (Beetee) and 7 (Blight), because apparently the anticipation is just too delicious. So hang in there.
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