By Brent Lang TheWrap
Amanda Plummer just grabbed a ticket to Panem.
The offbeat character actress will bring her kooky charm to "
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Lionsgate said
Plummer, best known for playing a sweaty hold-up crook in "
Pulp Fiction" and the object of Robin Williams' affections in " The Fisher King," will portray Wiress. In the
book, her untraditional approach leads the fellow tributes to give her the
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Plummer, the daughter of
Christopher Plummer, has won Tony and Emmy awards
in her career but has been absent from mainstream cinema in recent
"Catching Fire" is about as broadly appealing as films get, with "The Hunger
Games" racking up more than $680 million worldwide.
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The film will be directed by Francis Lawrence ("
I Am Legend") and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. It opens in
theaters on Nov. 22, 2013.