Newcomers Ian Nelson and Kalia Prescott to Play The Hunger Games

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Another day, another bit of casting news for Lionsgate’s adaptation of The Hunger Games. So who’s next? Today we have the skinny on who will be playing the Tributes from District 3! Whatever that means! We didn’t read the books. Sorry. Still … for you fans out there we’re sure this is exciting news!

Newcomers Ian Nelson and Kalia Prescott have joined the previously announced Paula Malcomson, Jennifer Lawrence and Willow Shields, while other cast members include Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin and Jack Quaid.

Look for the Gary Ross-directed film in theaters on March 23, 2012, and be sure to keep your eyes on the official The Hunger Games Facebook page and the official The Hunger Games Twitter feed for updates.

Set in post-apocalyptic America, the movie will introduce heroine Katniss Everdeen, a self-sufficient 16-year-old who lives in District 12, one of the poorer districts in the nation of Panem, what used to be known as North America before its utter destruction several years earlier. Katniss becomes a participant in the Hunger Games, an annual televised tournament where one boy and one girl from each of the nation’s twelve districts must fight to the death until only one competitor, or “tribute,” is left standing.

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