Early this week Hollywood Life reportedly got their hands on a leaked copy of The Hunger Games movie script. In the article they reveal that one of the characters from the book didn't make it into the film. But which one? Find out after the jump!
An interesting article released recently in Hollywood Life talks about how the Hunger Games movie script diverges from the book. It mentions that we will learn how the Hunger Games came to be and how the districts were first formed. Interestingly there are also talks of prequels.
The article says, "I think ‘Hunger Games’ fans will be thrilled with the script of the
new movie, it stays very true to the book. Suzanne was very involved in
the process and made sure the movie didn’t stray from her original
ideas. The movie goes into a little bit more of the background story of
how the Hunger Games first came about. [Suzanne] isn’t giving away too
much but is providing information to whet people’s appetites over when
the districts were first formed, and the initial revolution."
Do you think a prequel could work if Suzanne Collins was involved?
With the growing anticipation for The Hunger Games to begin production some last minute a-lister names have been rumored to be attached to the movie. According to Vulture who previously reported that John C. Reilly was offered the role of Haymitch in The Hunger Games only later to be denied by Reilly's reps. Have Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, and Lenny Kravitz all being offered roles in the upcoming movie. Harrelson’s offer is to possibly portray the role of the Head Gamemaker, Seneca Crane, for the 74th Hunger Games. While the roles Tucci and Kravitz would fill are undisclosed.
Stanley Tucci is not completely unfamiliar with fashion, previously playing Nigel an art director in The Devil Wears Prada. So possibly he could fill the shoes of Cinna, though certainly Tucci doesn't quite fit the character description.
A reliable movie insider has confirmed the earlierreports that Elizabeth Banks and John C. Reilly are set to play Effie Trinket and Haymitch Abernathy, respectively, in the upcoming movie adaptation of The Hunger Games.
While Lionsgate has yet to confirm either of these casting announcements, the source, insider Larry Richman, has yet to be off with reports and is a trusted voice in the film community. Take this confirmation with a grain of salt, and we hope to have official word from Lionsgate in the near future!
The Hunger Games has been scheduled for a March 23, 2012 release date.
Contrary to earlier reports made by NYMag/Vulture that John C. Reilly was in discussions to play Haymitch in The Hunger Games, new information has come to light that suggests this may not be the case after all.
E! Online reportedly contacted John's representatives who had this to say;
"John does not have an offer. NY Mag never fact checked with anyone."
Whilst it doesn't completely rule out the chance he could land the coveted role, it does suggest that the deal wasn't as close as previously reported.
We'll file this one under rumors for now but according to Vulture John C. Reilly has been offered the role of Haymitch Abernathy, who works as the mentor for Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark from District 12. While this has not been confirmed or denied by Liongate, we'll let you know as soon as we hear otherwise.
UPDATE: For those of you who are not aware, this was a fake post in celebration of April Fools day on the site. I hoped you laughed, that was my only intention.
Closely on the heels of Jennifer Lawrence being casted as Katniss in The Hunger Games comes the second most speculated piece of casting. We just received confirmation from Lionsgate that Hunter Parish will play Peeta in The Hunger Games!
Hunter, a fan favourite for the role of Peeta and best known for his role in showtime's Weeds, released a statement saying "I'm very excited to have the opportunity to bring Peeta to life. To have the chance to work with Gary Ross, who is a fantastic director, and Jennifer Lawrence, who in her power and beauty commands every scene, it's such a privilege. I promise, to all the fans, I will do my best with keeping true to the character."
Suzanne Collins' comments on casting Hunter:
"When Hunter walked in to the room for the read through I instantly knew he was the one. He possessed that loving Peeta quality, willing to give himself up for Katniss, a vital part of the character. When he came in and tested along side Jen there was no question in anyone's mind, their chemistry was spot on."
Gary Ross' comments on casting Hunter:
"When looking for our perfect Peeta we knew he had to be someone with a lot of charm, but also still make the audience believe he could survive long in the arena. Hunter absolutely nailed his screen test. He is an incredibly talented character actor, really understanding the character he plays, getting to the heart of the issue. Together he and Jen will be a powerhouse of talent on the screen."
Keep checking back today as we have been hinted that another casting position may be coming out in the near future. Click the link below to read the official press release.
"Effie: Just remember, Katniss, you want the audience to like you. Katniss: And you donít think they will? Effie: Not if you glare at them the entire time. Why donít you save that for the arena? Instead, think of yourself among friends. Katniss: Theyíre betting on how long Iíll live! Theyíre not my friends! Effie: Well, try and pretend! See, like this. Iím smiling at you even though youíre aggravating me. Katniss: Yes, it feels very convincing. "