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Katniss Cast! Oscar-Nominee Jennifer Lawrence to appear in ‘The Hunger Games’

posted by Nell Minow

It’s one of the hottest roles in Hollywood. Who will play Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of the wildly popular The Hunger Games series from author Suzanne Collins? The trilogy explores a post-apocalyptic planet where teenagers combat gladiator-style, to the death, in a gruesome but wildly popular form of reality television. Brave, resilient, determined Katniss, who saves her sister’s life by taking her place in the games, must save not only herself, but her humanity, finding a way to stay alive while protecting her sense of justice as well.

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Reportedly, actresses considered for the part include Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement”), Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”), Ellen Page (“Juno”), Chloe Moritz (“Kick-Ass”), and Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”). But it appears that they are choosing Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar-nominated for last year’s “Winter’s Bone” and star of this year’s Sundance favorite “Like Crazy.”

I hope so — she is a brilliantly talented actress. Here she is talking about “Winter’s Bone” and the challenges she looks for in the roles she picks.

  • Alisha

    Are you fucki** kidding me?! The author is Suzanne COLLINS, not MILLER Oo
    oh, and btw: all of these actors would be crappy for katniss. only kaya scodelario fits.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks for the correction, Alisha! I hope you will give Jennifer Lawrence a chance.

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