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.
The Hollywood Reporter are reporting today that the role of Mrs Everdeen has gone to 'Caprica' actress Paula Malcomson. The star will play alongside Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) and Willow Shields (Prim), in the movie adaption of The Hunger Games, which is due to hit cinema screens on March 23rd, 2012.
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With each new day it seems like we are announcing new cast for The Hunger Games movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate’s Hunger Games movie has announced they’ve found their Prim. Katniss’ younger sister, Primrose Everdeen will be played by relative newcomer, Willow Shields, who joins the cast opposite Jennifer Lawrence. (Katniss Everdeen)
You can catch Shields in the upcoming CBS made for tv movie, Beyond the Blackboard, airing this Sunday.
UPDATE: Director Gary Ross had this to say about Willow Shields, “It’s so exciting to find an amazing young actress like the one we just met. Prim is an emotionally demanding role and in many ways she is the cornerstone of the story. Willow Shields will make an amazing Prim and we’re very lucky to have her.”
As casting announcements continue to arrive for the upcoming Hunger Games film, Lionsgate have announced that Jack Quaid and Leven Rambin have been cast as District 1 tributes Marvel and Glimmer, respectively.
Be sure to keep an eye on Mockingjay.co.uk and the official The Hunger Games Facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest announcements as they happen.
Update: Lionsgate just announced "We have no confirmation on Effie right now.' So please treat this as a rumour for the time being".
With the official release date for The Hunger Games bearing down upon us - March 23, 2012 - the frenzy of casting the beloved characters to bring the book to life is in full force.
Quick on the heels of the news regarding the casting of tributes Rue and Thresh, Variety has reported that Elizabeth Banks has been cast as the flighty bureaucrat who escorts our protagonists through the Hunger Games.
As casting continues to roll out we will keep you updated, but for this reporter Ms. Banks is a promising step in the right direction, as next the casting crew faces the challenge of finding Effie a suitable opposite in the drunken Haymitch.
The Hunger Games has a release date set of March 23, 2012.
With casting announcements coming in thick and fast for the Hunger Games Movie, we have two new additions to the lineup. Earlier today Lionsgate announced on the official Hunger Games Facebook page that Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg are set to play District 11 Tributes Thresh and Rue, respectively.
Be sure to keep an eye on Mockingjay.co.uk and the official 'The Hunger Games' Facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest announcements as they happen.
Several weeks ago we posted a producion update for The Hunger Games movie, that revealed the working title for the film was 'Artemis'. We also revealed that the likely location for the film shoot was North Carolina.
Earlier today on a Facebook group called 'Artemis Movie Casting' an open casting call was posted, for over 1000 people to appear as extras in a new film being shot in North Carolina. While we can't be sure this is for The Hunger Games, it is very likely. Casting will take place this weekend.
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