In case you haven’t heard, they’re turning The Hunger Games into a live-action film. And in case you haven’t heard, that’s, like, a pretty big deal. Currently jockeying for position at the top of the list of films looking to become "the next Twilight," The Hunger Games has already pleased its growing fanbase by casting Jennifer Lawrence in the role of Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as the film’s male lead, Peeta Mellark. Now, various reports have added a few more to the growing ensemble, including Elizabeth Banks (as Effie Trinkett), as well as newcomers Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg as District 10 members Thresh and Rue.
‘Hunger Games’ Casting: Elizabeth Banks and More Join Upcoming Adaptation
The Hunger Games is set in a dystopian future where teens from different districts are chosen to fight one another in gladiatorial death battles. Banks will play Effie Trinket, who acts as an escort for the kids (Katniss and Peeta) from District 12. The character should be a fun one for Banks, too, since in the book she’s described as having pink hair and a green suit. Stylish!
The Hunger Games is currently gearing up for production, which will start very soon since the film is due in theaters on March 23rd, 2012. Do you like the casting choices so far?
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