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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?


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.


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 :)

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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