“The Hunger Games” movie doesn’t come out until March 23rd, 2012 but Friday three pieces of fantastic artwork were revealed showing Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, the main character in the series of three books “The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire,” and “Mocking Jay.”
This story of Katniss captured the imaginations of the young adults it was targeting along with all of their parents. Holly a college student in Denver said “I loved these books so much! It was torture to have to wait for the next one to come out but then it was worth the wait. I am so excited to see these characters come to life in a movie.”
Woody Harrelson will be fantastic as Haymitch and Tucci as Caesar Flickerman seems a perfect match. If you saw Jennifer Lawrence in “Winters Bone” she can play much younger than her 20 years.
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
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
Poster Source: Spoiler TV
The “Hunger Games” official Facebook page added a couple of names of the District 4 Tributes, Ethan Jamieson and Tara Macken.
Enjoy these incredible first images along with some screen shots from the official Facebook page of some of the tributes in the photo gallery.
There is also a very nicely done fan trailer and two interviews from Clever TV on the casting of the movie thus far.
“Hunger Games” Synopsis: In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives. Written by Suzanne Collins
What do you think about the casting? Lawrence too old to play Katniss?
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