It’s official, Katniss and Prim’s mother who was never named in the Hunger Games book , has been cast and the lucky actress is the talented Paula Malcolmson. Here’s some info from the Hollywood Reporter :
Paula Malcomson, who recently starred in Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica, has landed the role, joining Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) and Willow Shields (Prim) as her daughters.
In the books, Katniss and Prim’s mother is grieving after her husband’s death, living in fear that her daughters will participate in the deadly Hunger Games.
Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin and Jack Quaid round out the rest of the cast so far for the Gary Ross-directed film, which is produced by Nina Jacobson and Color Force. Elizabeth Banksis in talks to play Effie.
Malcomson, who has also appeared in HBO’s Deadwood and FX’s Sons of Anarchy, is repped by UTA and Seven Summits.
According to the official lionsgate press release posted by The Hob :
Said producer Nina Jacobson of the choice, ““Katniss and Prim’s mother has come back from the depths of despair. Her husband has been killed, resources are scarce and she must live in fear that either one of her daughters could be forced to participate in the Hunger Games. Needless to say, we needed an actress with some gravitas – someone who could really transport herself, and audiences, to a place as tough as District 12. Paula has appeared in some really top notch TV shows that are both extremely gritty and extremely imaginative, and she was the perfect choice for this role.”
To read the official press release click HERE