Movie Mom

Movie Mom


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.

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.

Previous Posts

Interview: Michael Rossato-Bennett of "Alive Inside"
Michael Rossato-Bennett agreed to spend one day filming Dan Cohen's remarkable music therapy work with people struggling with dementia. He ended up spending three years there and the result is "Alive Inside," an extraordinary documentary about the power of music to reach the human spirit, even when

posted 3:58:01pm Jul. 23, 2014 | read full post »

Movies' Greatest Mirror Scenes
Anne Billson has a great piece in The Telegraph on mirror scenes in movies, from the Marx brothers clowning in "Duck Soup" and the shootout in "The Lady from Shanghai" to Elizabeth Taylor scrawling on the mirror with lipstick in "Butterfield 8." [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKTT-sy0aLg

posted 8:00:51am Jul. 23, 2014 | read full post »

How Do Movies Show Time Passing?
Someone once said that movies are "pieces of time." A few take place in "real time." Alfred Hitchcock's experiment, "Rope," unfolds in just the time it takes us to watch it, all in what appears to be one seamless shot. But others take place over days, weeks, years, even generations. Slavko Vorkap

posted 8:00:40am Jul. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Boring TV Makes You Fat
A new study finds that boring television leads to mindless snacking and that leads to putting on pounds. So, watch programs that excite and engage you. Or, if the show is boring, turn off the television.

posted 8:00:05am Jul. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Switched at Birth and the End of Life
I'm a big fan of ABC Family's Switched at Birth and have appreciated its complicated characters, honest and heartfelt relationships, and compelling storylines, as well as its unprecedented, in-depth portrayal of the deaf community. Last week's episode may have been the all-time best (SPOILER ALERT)

posted 3:59:49pm Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.