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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hunger Games cast news!

Dear Hunger Games fans! I have some casting news for you today :) There have been many casting announcements made lately and here's what we know so far:


Katniss Everdeen: will be played by Jennifer Lawrence.

Most of you probably saw her in "Winter's Bone" (an adaptation of Daniel Woodrell's 2006 novel of the same name)




Gale Hawthorn: will be played by Liam Hensworth.

You might know him from The Last Song, Knowing, and Triangle.






Peeta Mellark: will be played by Josh Hutcherson. 

His most known roles include Journey to the Center of the Earth and Bridge to Terabithia.







Effie Trinket: will be played by Elizabeth Banks.

Her recent works include Spiderman, Zack and Miri Make A Porno, and 40-Year Old Virgin.





Primrose Everdeen: will be played by Willow Shields who is debuting young actress!









Rue: will be played by another debuting young actress, Amandla Stenberg.












Thresh: played by Dayo Okaniyi, who's yet another debuting actor in the movie world!

Glimmer: will be played by Leven Rambin. She's played in quite a few TV shows, including All My Children, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, One Tree Hill, and Grey's Anatomy just to name a few.












That's all we know for now. 
Personally I love the choice of actress for the role of Katniss. I saw Winter's Bone and although the movie itself didn't blow my mind, I really loved Jennifer and how she played! She was brilliant! I think she will make a wonderful Katniss :)

Peta? Meh, could have been better. I somehow can not imagine Josh in this role. Can you? I mean, he has this amazing sensitivity painted all over his face.. which fits the role perfectly, but other than that he just looks like a .. kid! 

Gale! I didn't have a chance to see any of Liam's movies yet, so I don't really know what kind of actor he is, but judging my his physical appearance, this was definitely a good choice! He does look like Jen's cousin, doesn't he? And most certainly he looks like a skilled hunter! Nice, nice! :D 

I really like the choice of actresses for Prim and Rue, both girls look just like I imagined the characters to be! And it's really nice to see some new faces for once! 

Effie? Oh my, I dunno.. I saw all the movies with Elizabeth Banks and I do love her as a comedy actress, but I'm not quite sure if this was the right choice for the role of Effie.

What do you guys think about the cast?

9 comments:

Bonnie said...

I really feel like I should read the Hunger Games - I have heard so much about it but just haven't gotten into it yet.

Deborah A. said...

I think the cast is great! I'm super excited to see the movie. Oh man, can't wait.

Amy Jones said...

I find myself reacting the same way to the casting choices, especially Peeta. Isn't Peeta blond, with pretty looks and super muscular? It's been awhile since I read this series, but this kid doesn't really shout Peeta at me, at least not physically.

Smiles,
Amy
http://amyjonesyaff.blogspot.com

kathy said...

I'm liking (or at least warming up to) nearly everyone they've cast. But I agree on who they picked for Peeta. He just looks really young! Guess I'll have to wait and see. :)

Evie said...

I didn't like the choices for Gale and Peeta but maybe they'll change my mind in the future.

Keely Ann said...

I'm trying to fit Josh into the image I had of Peeta, and it's just not working.. I pictured him with the look of Christopher Egan... O well, maybe they'll change my mind..

Happy Reading :)
Keely
realmsofanopenmind.com

MiaandSofia said...

I can't wait for the movie! The cast is so great and the guys look pretty hot ;D ...great! :)

blackplume said...

The casting seems ok I think the production can transform them to looks like the character from the book. I just saw the photo shoot of Jenifer Lawrence as Katniss and I think it was great.

Maurielle said...

The Tributes are complete. Can't wait to see The Hunger Games Movie next year.

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