The Hunger Games Movie Gets Its Katniss

Posted by Michael Sacco on Mar 20, 2011 in Cinema |

Jennifer Lawrence

Dystopian young-adult sci-fi novel “The Hunger Games” is being converted into a feature film by Seabiscuit‘s Gary Ross, and the hunt has been on for an actress to fill the role of heroine Katniss Everdeen. Names like Saoirse Ronan and Hailee Steinfeld have been tossed around as potentials, but according to The Wrap, the film has officially found its lead: Winter’s Bone actress Jennifer Lawrence. Having an Oscar nominee leading a genre film is a pretty big deal, and Lawrence is one of Hollywood’s rising female stars, so this certainly bodes well for the film. Suzanne Collins’ book series has been one of the biggest and most talked-about young adult series in years, so if The Hunger Games does well, it could mean a trilogy (and mass exposure) for Lawrence.

Michael Sacco is a freelance editor and writer, currently working as senior editor at WoW Insider.


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