Jennifer Lawrence Lands Katniss Role in ‘Hunger Games’ Movies

Jennifer Lawrence Lands Katniss 'Hunger Games' Role
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While the search is still on for Peeta, Hunger Games fans can breathe a bit easier, as Jennifer Lawrence has officially been cast as Katniss.

Lawrence, who burst onto the Hollywood scene thanks to her Oscar-nominated role in Winter's Bone last year -- firmed up the role earlier this week according to The Wrap, beating out many for the sought-after survivalist character. In the books that have the chance to turn into a Twilight-esque franchise on the big screen, Katniss joins the survivalist order and must compete against other teenagers in order to save her family and community.

Now that the Katniss role is locked up, there's still much debate over who should play the male lead character Peeta. Alex Pettyfer was the initial frontrunner, but other young Hollywood hotties Josh Hutcherson and Hunter Parrish have recently been tossed into the mix.

Hutcherson recently told EW: “I love Peeta. The character is so much who I am—self deprecating, a people person. And he’d be such a great character to play! Like in the third book? Oh my God. But they’re meeting a lot of people right now. One can only dream.”



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  • Ashley

    I think it should have been the Droid Bionic Girl. In fact, I saw her put her boot down in the dirt and start to sprint out the corner of my eye before I walked out of the room. I went, “hey is that a Hunger Games trailer?”. Mind you that I only saw that split-second of commercial but I heard the rest and got to see the full thing later and she is kickbutt!

  • marissa

    I just don't see her as Katniss. Katniss should be much younger. Jennifer is too... big. We'll see how her acting is.

  • Miranda

    She's PERFECT for the role!

  • Miranda

    have you ever heard of this thing called hair dye? Oh and a TAN?

  • dafish11

    idk if i should be mad or excited... I LOVE THE BOOKS!!!!!!! THERE AMAZINGG!!!!! EVERYONE SHOULD READ THEM! but katniss is supposed to be young and have dark hair...soo