She was Magda in Sex and the City, and now Lynn Cohen will be Mags in the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. This is good news considering only a couple of weeks ago the 51-year-old Oscar winner Melissa Leo was rumored to be the front runner in the competition for the role. Though Leo is a great actress, she seemed far too young to be cast as a nearly toothless, 80-something woman who can barely walk.
As usual, the announcement was made on the Hunger Games Facebook page. Everyone is still anxious to hear who will be cast as Mags' District 4 counterpart, Finnick Odair, but there are plenty of other tributes who haven't been announced as well. District 1's Gloss and Cashmere are both important roles to fill, as are Brutus and Enobaria from District 2. It seems likely that we'll hear about all those casting decisions first, since the Gamemakers in the Capitol will probably wait to the last possible moment to reveal who will be the male tribute from District 4. Posted 08.02.12 by Mandy