4:49 pm EDT, July 17, 2012

Variety confirms ‘Catching Fire’ Finnick, reveals Mags and Beetee top picks

Just a couple hours ago we shared news that Sam Claflin was Lionsgate’s choice to play Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Now Variety has confirmed that news and reveals who are the top choices for cast members Mags and Beetee.

Oscar winner Melissa Leo is close to playing Mags, while three-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub is closing in on Beetee.

None of these contracts are signed yet, but it looks like Lionsgate is eager to confirm all the spots in the next few weeks. Just today they announced who will play Wiress.

UPDATE: Leo’s reps have been told she won’t be offered the part, but she did audition.

Pictured below are Leo and Shalhoub respectively:


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