According to The Hollywood Reporter, Broadway vet Lynn Cohen has joined the cast of Lionsgate's CATCHING FIRE, the sequel to the hit film 'The Hunger Games.' The actress joins previously announced cast member Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the film to be directed by Francis Lawrence.
Cohen will portray 'Mags,' described as, "an 80-year-old Hunger Games victor from District 4 and a former mentor to Finnick Odair" in the upcoming film adaptation of SuzAnne Collins best selling novel.
The actress is best known for her role as Magda in HBO’s “Sex and the City.” Her other film and TV roles have ranged from Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” and Maman in Louis Malle’s “Vanya on 42nd Street.”
Ms. Cohen’s stage credits include Tina Howe’s CHASING MANET (with Jane Alexander), HAMLET (with Kevin Kline), MACBETH (with Live Schreiber), ORPHEUS DESCENDING (with Vanessa Redgrave), and Israel Horovitz‘s NEW SHORTS with Barefoot Theatre Company. She has also trod the boards in many of the country’s leading regional theatres. Recent productions include THREE SISTERS in the new Sarah Ruhl translation directed by John Doyle and Beckett’s Happy Days. Ms. Cohen is a Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member. She will soon be seen in the upcoming film They Came Together co-starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to be released in theaters on November 22, 2013.