We totally get where Perri Nemiroff is coming from when she writes in Shockya.com that since reading The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, she’s been hanging out for news on the Hunger Games Movie.
Perri was at Scholastic’s event during Book Expo America back in May, where Suzanne Collins gave a sneak peak of the Mockingjay. At the same time it was announced that Lionsgate was hoping to have a director for the Hunger Games movie by this summer and go into production early next year. There’s been no word on a director yet, although screenwriter Billy Ray is working on the script.
As Perri says, since then quite a few sites (including this one) have been speculating – and suggesting – who should lead the film as Katniss Everdeen. Perri says out of all of the names that have been put forward, there’s one that’s missing — Chloe Moretz, the young actress that starred in ’Kick Ass’, told Perri that she’d love to play Katniss.
You can read the rest of the article here…but here’s what Perri had to say:
…. I couldn’t help but to ask if Moretz had ever read The Hunger Games. She knew exactly what I was getting at and didn’t even answer the question, she just said, “I really really want to be in it.” The enthusiasm continued when I suggested she’d be perfect for the lead role. “I would so so so so so love to be in this film.” She added, “It would be such an honor to be in it.”
So what do you think of Chloe Moretz as Katniss? Perri points out that she’s a hot commodity in Hollywood when it comes to playing a young girl with a little edge. There’s also the advantage that while Chloe is still quite young (13 years old), if all three books end up being adapted for film, she’ll be able to grow with them.
I think she’s a pretty good fit…let us know what you think.