Meet the woman all of Panem will envy: Australian newcomer Stef Dawson has been cast in the role of Finnick’s lady love Annie Cresta in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 & 2,” according to studio Lionsgate.
A District 4 victor, Annie is the girlfriend of Finnick Odair, and is initially reaped for “Catching Fire”’s Quarter Quell alongside her man — only to be replaced by an older veteran named Mags. And it’s a good thing, considering she’s been viewed as mentally unstable since her time in the 70th annual Games. It appears, however, that this particular plotpoint may play out off camera (or not at all), as Dawson won’t make her debut until the series’ two-part finale “Mockingjay.”
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Dawson is just the latest addition to “Mockingjay,” directed by Francis Lawrence. It was announced last week that “Game of Thrones” actress Natalie Dormer had landed the role of Cressida, the film director who follows Katniss to get footage of the Panem uprising.
“Mockingjay,” the final installment in author Suzanne Collins’ three-part dystopian book series, follows the remaining Quarter Quell tributes as they enter the rebellion that will decide the fate of their oppressed country.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, is scheduled for a November 21, 2014, release with “Mockingjay – Part 2” opening in theaters November 20, 2015.