EXCLUSIVE: Hunger Games tribute Leven Rambin will be busy this summer filming a pair of indie dramas. The actress who played Glimmer in Lionsgate’s blockbuster YA adaptation has lined up roles in Seven Minutes, rookie writer-director Jay Martin’s about a young athlete (Luke Mitchell) whose serious injury leads him to break bad, and Walter, first-time helmer Anna Mastro’s tale of a guy (Andrew J. West) who believes he’s the son of God and thinks he is destined to decide the fate of everyone he encounters. Rambin plays a love interest to the male leads in both films. The actress, whose credits also include Chasing Mavericks and an Emmy-nominated dual role on All My Children, co-stars in Fox’s upcoming sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. She is repped by CAA, The Schiff Company and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
UPDATE: Gary Ross has added Jack Quaid (son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan) to play Marvel, the other combatant from District 1. Quaid is making his screen debut and plays a thuggish competitor from a district heavily favored to win The Hunger Games competition.
EARLIER: Leven Rambin has been cast by director Gary Ross as Glimmer in The Hunger Games, District 1′s combatant who’s pitted against District 12′s Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in the battle to the death competition that makes up the first film in the series. Rambin jumps to the big screen after playing recurring roles in One Tree Hill, Wizards of Waverly Place, CSI: Miami, Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy. Rambin also was a regular in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, after graduating from the soaps from All My Children, which was just canceled by ABC. After Lionsgate and Ross ended a long audition process to cast Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as the three leads, they are moving quickly to firm up the supporting cast. They’re setting 30 Rock‘s Elizabeth Banks to play Katniss’ handler Effie, and newcomers Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg to play Thresh and Rue, who figure prominently in the first book of the Suzanne Collins trilogy. Rambin’s repped by APA and The Schiff Company.
Ray Drecker is getting new love and some competition. Stephen Amell (Vampire Diaries) has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming third season of HBO’s comedy series Hung. He will play Jason, a rival gigolo of Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane) who is described as super sexy with a good physique and possessing a sweetness to him that makes him very charismatic. Amell, who just signed on to star as Joran van der Sloot in the Lifetime movie Justice for Natalee, is with SMS and Leverage. Leven Rambin (Grey’s Anatomy) also is joining Hung‘s upcoming season as a recurring, playing a new love interest for Ray. The actress, repped by the Schiff Co. is already recurring on 3 other series, CW’s One Tree Hill, CBS’ CSI: Miami and Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place.
Heather Lind has joined another HBO series as a recurring, period drama Boardwalk Empire. On the prohibition-era saga, she will play Katy, a maid. Lind, repped by ICM and Troy Nankin, just wrapped her run opposite Al Pacino in the Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice.