St. Petersburg resident Eugenie Bondurant has been hired to play Tigris in The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 2, the blockbuster movie franchise's concluding chapter. This is certainly a career booster. Bondurant, 53, has a scant filmography compared to her future co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, with screen credits including "Weeping Woman" in 1999's Fight Club, and "Patio Mom" in a sentimental TV movie directed by the late Christopher Reeve. She's also an accomplished stage actor, model and singer, often performing a cabaret act with her husband, Paul Wilborn, executive director of the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. She's also involved with various charities and teaching at the Straz Center's Patel Conservatory. Bondurant's character Tigris is a former stylist in Panem, ousted by President Snow (Donald Sutherland), who shelters Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) and other rebels against the government. She'll be the one with the tiger-striped facial tattoos. Mockingjay Part 2 is slated for release on Nov. 20, 2015. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic
Local woman nabs part in 'Mockingjay Part 2'
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