It is still a few months until the second installment of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, opens in theaters, but Mockingjay casting seems to be well and truly underway. It was officially announced today that the part of Annie Cresta will be played by Stef Dawson.
Those who have read the books know that Annie is District 4 tribute Finnick Odair’s significant other. She herself is a Victor who was driven insane in the arena after witnessing her District partner’s beheading. Hers and Finnick’s relationship is a very sweet one that tugs at the heartstrings.
Australian Stef Dawson is a relatively unknown actress who has appeared in a number of independent movies and shorts. She joins Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer (who will be playing Cressida) on the list of newly cast members in the final installment of the dystopian trilogy. Mockingjay will, like many other young adult sagas before it, be split into two parts, with the first premiering next year.
Catching Fire will open November 22, 2013.
Mockingjay: Part 1 is set to open November 21, 2014, and Mockingjay: Part 2 should appear in cinemas November 20, 2015.