Two pieces of exciting casting news in one day for the movie “Hunger Games” when Lionsgate announced Tuesday that Lenny Kravitz was cast as Cinna, Katniss Everdeens stylist who creates the “Girl on Fire” look that plunges the main character into fame. “Hunger Games” is on track to be the pop culture sensation of this generation and has had hundreds of supporting Facebook fan pages and Twitter accounts set up as tributes to the Tributes of District 12 as well as dozens of fan made video trailers and scene adaptations. Kravitz will be absolutely perfect for this role of Cinna as will the other big name actors that are carrying some of the adult roles in the film. Toby Jones will play the host/narrator of the games alongside Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman and Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy. Jones is beloved and known for as the voice of Dobby the house elf in the Harry Potter movie franchies.
Casting mostly unknown or at least not super famous actors for the tributes is a fantastic way to go following in the footsteps of the “Harry Potter” movies. They will undoubtedly become famous by the end of the trilogy of books including “The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire,” and “Mockingjay.”
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Several of the videos are available for you to take a look at in the video gallery here.
“The Hunger Games” has begun filming in Shelby North Carolina and several set shots of District 12 are appearing all over the net for official and unofficial sources. Somehow this regular town doesn’t look as desperate and hideous as the book took our imaginations so it will be interesting to see how the filming adds the desolation to the town constantly covered in ash and despair. You can see several shots of the “District 12” set here and a video from the local news affiliate along with some screen shots and locals descriptions of the excitement that the movie set has created in their town in the video gallery.
Enjoy the on set shots in Shelby NC of District 12 of “The Hunger Games” here.
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Lionsgate “Hunger Games” casting so far
Liam Hemsworth (Last Song, Knowing) as Gale Hawthorne
Jennifer Lawrence (Winters Bone) as Katniss Everdeen
Elizabeth Banks (The Next 3 Days, 40 Year Old Virgin) as Effie Trinket
Josh Hutcherson (The Kids are Alright, Bridge to Terabithia) as Peeta Mellark
Willow Shields (In Plain Sight) as Primrose Everdeen
Woody Harrelson (Cheers) as Haymitch Abernathy
Stanley Tucci (Lovely Bones, Terminal) Caesar Flickerman
Toby Jones … Narrator of the games
Lennie Kravitz … Cinna
Wes Bentley … Seneca Crane (rumored)
Leven Rambin … Glimmer
Jacqueline Emerson … Foxface
Paula Malcomson … Mrs. Everdeen
Isabelle Fuhrman … Clove
Alexander Ludwig … Cato
Dayo Okeniyi … Thresh
Tara Macken … District 4 Tribute Girl
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Join the new “Hunger Games – District 12” Facebook fan page here.
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