More Casting News - The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games are open to everyone of all ages to play. More casting news has come in for Lionsgate's big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' popular novel. Get ready to meet the young blood and more.
Hollywood newcomers Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg (pictured right) are the latest to join the The Hunger Games to play characters "Thresh" and "Rue". They star alongside previously announced Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth in the Gary Ross-directed film that will be in theaters on March 23, 2012.
Set in post-apocalyptic America, the movie will introduce heroine Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), 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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