Casting News for The Hunger Games - Four More Roles Filled
The names Toby Jones, Amber Chaney, Nelson Ascencio, and Kimiko Gelman may not be all that familiar to you now, but these four actors have joined the ever-expanding cast of The Hunger Games in fairly minor, yet still influential, roles. Read on for who's playing whom!
Pictured below (l-r) are Chaney, Ascencio, and Gelman, who portray, respectively, Avox Girl (a servant for Katniss whose tongue was cut out for committing perceived crimes against the Capitol), Flavius (a part of Cinna's prep team for Katniss - you may remember Lenny Kravitz is Cinna), and Venia (another member of Cinna's prep team). As for Jones, he'll be embodying Claudius Templesmith, the legendary announcer in the arenas of the Games.
These four newbies will be seen onscreen alongside more names than we've ever included in a film roster before: Woody Harrelson, Wes Bentley, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Liam Hemsworth, Paula Malcolmson, Willow Shields, Latarsha Rose, Lenny Kravitz, Brooke Bundy, Leven Rambin & Jack Quaid (#1), Alexander Ludwig & Isabelle Fuhrman (#2), Ian Nelson & Kalia Prescott (#3), Ethan Jamieson & Tara Macken (#4), Chris Mark & Jackie Emerson (#5), Ashton Moio & Kara Petersen (#6), Sam Ly & Leigha Hancock (#7), Samuel Tan & Mackenzie Lintz (#8), Imanol Yepez-Frias & Annie Thurman (#9), Jeremy Marinas & Dakota Hood (#10), Amandla Stenberg & Dayo Okeniyi (#11), and Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) & Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) (#12).
Look for the Gary Ross-directed adaptation 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.