Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth have been spotted on the set! We’re guessing by the blue dress that Jennifer’s wearing that they were shooting scenes from The Reaping. Liam was strolling around in a t-shirt, shorts and flip flops, so either he was in his street clothes or Gale is being modeled after a Dartmouth frat boy working on Nantucket for the summer. We’re excited just to see pics of these two, and we’re dying for a look at Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. Give us some blond hair and some bread hands, please! What do you think of the pics?
The producers of The Hunger Games have been busy fleshing out the cast of their film, and they’ve just announced that they found two relatively unknown actors to play two of the more well-loved characters, District 11 tributes Thresh and Rue. Newcomers Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg will portray the young tributes forced into the Hunger Games arena with Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence). Okeniyi only has one film to his name, a feature called Slew Hampshire which has not yet been released, and twelve-year-old Stenberg has a slightly longer resume (and quite the IMDb bio which is worth a read—we love that it includes the fact that she has ridden in the Goodyear blimp), as well as her own website, AmandlaStenberg.com.
Pretty safe to say that these two won’t be unknowns for long.
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Today’s Hunger Games casting announcement has set Twitter ablaze with mixed opinions and heavy doubts. Many Hunter Parrish-lovin’ HG fans are scratching their heads and cursing the producers’ decision to cast the talented but arguably too short Josh Hutcherson in the role of Peeta. And Liam Hemsworth has rarely been present on the countless dream cast shortlists.
Our initial disappointment left us with no choice but to take to Photoshop and get these underdogs Seam’d up and alongside our Katniss. The conclusion? Not too shabby. We’ll admit these guys aren’t who we pictured while reading the series, but after a little hair dye, contacts and tanning, we’re starting to see it. Plus, we all know there are techniques for embellishing an actor’s height onscreen. Hello, Tom Cruise!
What do you think, HG fans? Do Hutch and Hems fit the bill?
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