Okay so I saw the cast for the movie before I read the Hunger Games book. I was blessed then to be able to only picture these soon to be mega stars as the lead characters. Drum role please… and the starring role goes to..
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Lawrence had a relatively large role in the last X-Men movie as Mystique, but other than that I have never seen her in anything. She is a far cry from the blonde bombshell to the mousy Katniss, but the transformation suits her. I’m crossing my fingers that her acting chops are as fabulous as her hair!
Josh Hutcherson will be playing Peeta Mellark. I have always loved this kid and I think he’s a doll that will be fitting for the role. Until now he has only been known for his children’s roles. I’m already torn between him and Gale as it is!
Miley’s beau, Liam Hemsworth will be playing Gale. He’s gorgeous and has a small role, but either way I’m excited to see this hunky eye candy on the big screen!
The role of the drunken Haymitch has gone to Woody Harrelson. I think he will fit the role nicely and I cannot wait to see the connection between him and his tributes.
One of the biggest casting shockers to me was Lenny Kravitz as the stylist Cinna. Cinna is one of my favorite characters from the book and I simply did not image him fitting this image. I had more of a Carson Kressley character in mind.
Elizabeth Banks will be perfect for her role as Effie, the Hunger Games hostess. I can just envision her now donning a perfect pink wig and acting snooty!
The fragile role of Prim will go to Willow Shields. I’ve never seen any of her work, but she looks exactly as I had imagined.
What do you think of the cast so far?