Friday, May 27, 2011


I dont' know about you all but I've really been trying to keep up on the Hunger Games movie casting since I am very protective of this book series.  I am mostly pleased with who Lionsgate has chosen for the cast but I will say that the casting of Lenny Kravitz as Cinna is throwing me for a put it kindly.
Take a look through the pictures of the cast and let me know who you are excited about or who you wish they could recast!
"You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope."

"She has no idea. The effect she can have."
Jennifer Lawrence is a beautiful golden bombshell!  Here she is gracing the cover of a couple magazines and I have a feeling that we will see her on the cover of many more in the years to come.

WRITTEN BY:                                                                                                           DIRECTED BY:
SUZANNE COLLINS                                                                   GARY ROSS


GALE HAWTHORE                           KATNISS EVERDEEN                               PEETA MELLARK
 (played by Liam Hemsworth)                              (played by Jennifer Lawrence)                            (played by Josh Hutcherson)

"Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it."

HAYMITCH ABERNATHY                                               SENECA CRANE
 (played by Woody Harrelson)                                                                          (played by Wes Bentley)

PRIMROSE EVERDEEN                                                                    & KATNISS' MOM
(played by Willow Shields)                                                                 (played by Paula Malcomson)

"Her name's Prim. She's just twelve. And I love her more than anything." 

CAESAR FLICKERMAN                                              & EFFIE TRINKET
           (played by Stanley Tucci)                                                                      (played by Elizabeth Banks)

(being played by:)
{I WISH it were Hugh Dancy! (shown above)}                                  Instead, the casting crew picked...LENNY KRAVITZ

I added the center picture of Lenny because he DOES look like an eccentric fashionista stylist in that picture!

"It crosses my mind that Cinna's calm and normal demeanor masks a complete madman."
CLAUDIUS TEMPLESMITH                               AVOX GIRL
(played by Toby Jones)                                                                                                        (played by Amber Chaney)
(Played by Donald Sutherland)
He's PERFECT don't you think?

GLIMMER                                             MARVEL
 (played by Leven Rambin)                                                                                       (played by Jack Quaid)
CLOVE                                                       CATSO
(played by Isabelle Fuhrman)                                                                                  (Played by Alexander ludwig)

"FOXFACE"                                        TRIBUTE BOY
(played by Jacqueline Emerson)                                                   (played by Chris Mark)

THRESH                                                     RUE
 (played by Dayo Okeniya)                                                                          (played by Amandla Sternberg)
"Rue, who when you ask her what she loves most in the world, replies, of all things, “Music."

OCTAVIA                                                  PORTIA
(played by Brooke Bundy)                                                                                      (played by Latarsha Rose)
VENIA                                               FLAVIUS
(Played by Kimiko Gelman)                                                                              (Played by Nelson Ascencio)

Extras on set of the Hunger Games movie in North Carolina.They have the boys lined up in the first picture and the girls lined up in the second pic.
It looks like they are getting ready for the reaping!
"May the odd ever be in your favor!"
 Filming began on May 26th
Jennifer as Katniss in her blue reaping dress

"District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety."
Below are just a few photos of the beautiful landscape and scenery of North Carolina so you can get the image of what the arena and district 12 will look like in the movie.
According to local officials, the small town (its population is less than 2,000) is being transformed into the country of Panem for the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games.
 "I keep wishing I could think of a show the capitol they don't own me. That I'm more than a piece in their games."

I can't wait to see this movie...who else is excited?


Sarah said...

me me me!! I'm so excited & this post was amazing. I need to brush up on my characters though. And I have to disagree on Lenny - I think he is perfect!

Destiny Rayburn said...

I think Lenny is perfect for the part! He's totally eccentric and flamboyant. He'll be great! Good post! That was probably a lot of work. :) xoxo

Trish said...

I so want to see this movie! Thanks for the post - I had no idea who was cast for this! Amazing.

Ashley, Cory and Cash too!!! said...

Kelly! Wow I'm so glad you do your research! I can't wait for this movie! I love looking at your blog, I have read a few of the books from your books to movie posts. I'm trying to get through "one day" it's kinda boring, but I'm almost done! I'm going to need a few more suggestions for some summer reads:) We need to get together soon, I miss you. We need to catch up:)

*Kelly* said...

Sarah and Destiny, I hope you are right about Lenny being a good Cinna but I still have my doubts...

Ashley, did you see that I changed my book club's URL to
Also, PLEASEEEEE sign up on, it's the facebook for readers...I LOVE it! That way you can always see what I've read, what I rated it and what I want to read etc.

megan b. said...

aaaaah thank you for posting this and keeping me up to date. i am so darn excited for this movie!

Butler Family said...

Thanks for the casting up date. It got me so excited!!!

Monster High Fan said...

Its cato and you have them the wrong way round, but good post :)

Jac Bishop said...

Thanks for the in depth look! I can not even wait! I will say Kravitz may surprise you. I am excited to see how he does!

Alexandra Robbin Watson said...

WOW! It's soo cool that you have these photos! I was an extra in this film, I'm one of the girls in the picture taken through the fence!