I Cast Catching Fire - District 2

Monday, April 23, 2012

District 2 is the district in charge of masonry (although as we find out in Mockingjay, that's not necessarily true).  District 2 has the closest ties to the Capitol, and churns out many successful career tributes.  You should never underestimate a tribute from 2, even if they don't necessarily look that tough (Clove, for instance, was on the smallish side, but she was quite a formidable opponent).

For the Quarter Quell, the male District 2 tribute is Brutus.  Brutus is described as being in his 40s, and was so excited by the thought of being in another Hunger Games that he volunteered to go back in to the arena.

To me, Brutus is a fairly large, well-muscled man who you can tell has seen a fight or two in his day.  I thought there would be no one better than Russell Crowe.  The Hunger Games are quite similar to gladiator fights, after all.
photo from Yahoo! New Zealand
I had more difficulty deciding on Brutus's District 2 counterpart, Enobaria.  Something I saw a few weeks ago (I think it was on eonline.com) suggested Reese Witherspoon for the part of Enobaria, but that doesn't seem right to me.  Enobaria is around 30, and won her Games thirteen years before by ripping through another tributes neck with her teeth.  Afterward, she had her teeth surgically altered to be pointed.  Basically, Enobaria needs to be played by someone that you wouldn't be entirely surprised to see go all psycho in a slasher movie.

A few actresses crossed my mind, including Olivia Wilde and Diane Kruger, and then it suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks: this role would be perfect for Eliza Dushku.

Now, I'm not saying she looks psychotic, because she doesn't, but she looks like she could lose it if someone gave her just the right push.  Her body of work proves that she can be both the good guy and the bad guy.  When I look at her, I can picture her baring pointed teeth (is that just me?)

Like my choices?  Think they suck?  Let me know!  And make sure to check back tomorrow for District 3, Wiress and Beetee!

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  1. I just read Catching Fire (finally) and I went back and read this series of yours, and I love who you picked for pretty much all of them! I can totally imagine them in these roles (and I love a lot of the actors, like Eliza). Most of the people you cast are probably too famous for the more minor roles, but like you said, one can dream.

    1. It was so much fun! I wish they gave them a whole lot of money so they could pay all these famous people the money they would want.

      I just want the movie to be out now!

  2. Jessica Goffinet GoekenSeptember 27, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    Eliza Dushku would be perfect for Enobaria. I can only see her as Faith on Buffy, and she fits the mean-psycho role to a T.

    1. I know, right? The part's been given to Meta Golding, who seems like she could maybe pull off some Eliza-esque fierceness.



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