Who's in the "Hunger Games" Movie?
Updated: More actresses in the running -- check the comments.
There's no shortage of love for Suzanne Collins's young adult blockbuster Hunger Games here. So for obvious reasons, we're excited about the recently announced Hunger Games movie, even though it's not set to hit theathers until 2012.
Variety reports that three actresses are currently competing for the role of Katniss, the spunky, bow-and-arrow-slinging heroine of the dystopian sci-fi series. I'm usually wary of Hollywood rumors, but it's hard not to get excited when you learn that all three actresses are Academy Award nominees: Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine).
Personally, I think that Steinfeld would make the best Katniss--her portrayal of Maddy in True Grit proved both acting chops and a fitting boyish demeanor.
I asked around the office and got a few different opinions. I got support for Hallie Steinfeld from Jess, while Ali said she was rooting for Abigail Breslin, for no reason other than she adores Abigail Breslin. Miriam suggested Kristen Stewart, especially for the second book, Catching Fire, gets a lot mopier and angstier (and I think we can all agree that Stewart is the queen of angst).
Any Hunger Games fans out there want to weigh in with their pick for the role of Katniss?
Photo of Hallie Steinfeld courtesy of BSC Kids