Ladies and gents, we have the in production name for Catching Fire! Just before Josh officially confirmed that the movie would be filming in Atlanta, Catrett Locke Casting out of Georgia begin looking for extras for something that sounded oddly familiar.
Let’s quote shall we?
RICH WEALTHY UPSCALE We are seeking men, women and children. Model, Beautiful, Upscale, Political types. This will have a lot to do with the way you carry yourself. If you are a man with a beard willing to have it shaved in a untraditional way please note that in the body of the e-mail. Please put TOP OF THE WORLD in the subject box.
MEN WITH CHISELED CHEST Seeking men with chiseled chest and abs. Sometimes its hard to do my job but hey some has to do it. Ok back to work. If you have chiseled arms and chiseled abs please put KEEP in the subject box. Please make sure to send a waist shot (shirtless) and a full body (shirtless).
SEEKING VERY THIN TYPES-SEVERELY THIN We are seeking men and women that are extremely thin. There are a couple of different looks we are trying to achieve so please read carefully and submit where you feel you fit the best.
Type 3 Pale/Ashen Skin and blk, very drk brown hair
Type 6/Part 1 Light brown/mousey brown hair, brown eyes or blueish/green/greyish eyes
Type 6/Part 2/very specific (we know there won’t be many but…) Extremely thin I mean thin/loose skin/yellowish skin tone
Type 8/Part 1 Brown hair, pale skin, hazel type eyes
Type 8/Part 2 Drk brn hair, darker skin, brown eyes
Type 11/Part 1 African American
Type 11/Part 2 Latin American/Hispanic types
Type 12/Part 1 Olive skin, gray eyes, black/drk brwn hair
Type 12/Part 2 Pale skin, blonde, blue eyes
Now, let’s say it together! Capitol citizens, evil peacekeepers, and actor stand-ins, OH MY! Either this is the best ruse ever or Catching Fire will be going under The Idiom while filming.
Why The Idiom, you ask? We think someone quite clever picked that title!
id·i·om – 1. an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements or from the general grammatical rules of a language 2. a distinct style or character
By definition, an idiom is something that is not meant to be predictable (like The Hunger Games’ in-production title, Artemis, which most fans picked up on right away.) Lionsgate wants to keep this project under wraps for obvious purposes and were it not for this really obvious casting call, they probably could have succeeded for much longer. The Idiom looks like a pretty dull movie title and surely most people’s eyes would have glazed over it, at least until filming began.
We also love that the word “idiom” refers to something unique. This project has got a new director, a new location, and a new tone to go with it. It won’t be The Hunger Games all over again but with a different script. The working title hints at something distinct, something fans haven’t seen before. And that makes us want to bust into various awkward geek girl dance moves, like the Cabbage Patch and the Running Man.
Real casting news may only be hitting us once a week, but 1. We got our Mags today and she looks awesome! and 2. We can always enjoy the idiom of The Idiom in the meanwhile!
We’ll Also Throw In The Shopping Cart and The Sprinkler Dances for No Extra Charge!
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