Amanda Plummer is adding another odd character to her rogue’s gallery career.
EW.com reports (with minor spoilers) that Plummer, the daughter of recent Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, will play the role of Wiress in “The Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire.”
In the second book of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling dystopian series, Wiress is a veteran District 3 tribute who is drawn back into the arena by the 75th anniversary Hunger Games (AKA Quarter Quell), which pits past winners of the contest in another fight to the death. With her twitchy tendency to mutter “tick tock,” Wiress earns the nickname “Nuts” from some of her fellow tributes.
Plummer, 55, is best known for her roles in “Pulp Fiction,” “So I Married an Axe Murder,” “Needful Things” and “The Fisher King.”
She joins fellow newcomer to the blockbuster franchise Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, the Head Gamemaker who oversees the Quarter Quell on behalf of the government of Panem, as well as returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemworth and Elizabeth Banks.
Directed by Francis Lawrence (“I Am Legend”), Catching Fire is set to open in theaters Nov. 22, 2013.