Lynn Cohen Is Mags for 'Catching Fire'

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Looks like at least one of our "Catching Fire" dream cast predictions has come true.

"The Hunger Games" film studio Lionsgate has announced that Lynn Cohen has now been cast as Mags, that lovable 80-year-old District 4 champ who mentors Finnick Odair.

Cohen, of course, is best known for her work as Magda in "Sex and the City," and she's got just the right look and feisty attitude to suit the brave old tribute who volunteers in place of Finnick's lover Annie.

Lynn Cohen is the latest actor to officially join "Catching Fire" for a pivotal role, adding to Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, Amanda Plummer as Wiress and Jena Malone as the wily Johanna Mason. (While Mags' District 4 counterpart Finnick Odair is rumored to be portrayed by "Snow White and the Huntsman" prince Sam Claflin, no studio announcement on that character has yet been revealed.)

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is expected to begin production in Atlanta, Georgia and Hawaii in early September. "Water for Elephants" director Francis Lawrence will helm the picture, taking the place of Gary Ross, who declined the opportunity to return for movie two in the spring.

"Catching Fire," for the uninitiated, picks up with Katniss (Jennnifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) facing the consequences of their decision to defy the Capitol in the 74th Annual Hunger Games. [Spoiler Alert!] While Katniss wants a peaceful existence roaming the forest with her friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth), the Third Quarter Quell gives the gamemakers the opportunity to throw her back into the ring — this time, battling it out with former Hunger Games champions like herself.

Actors Willow Shields, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson and Paula Malcomson are all expected to return for the sequel as well.

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