A new day and a new tribute announcement. Lionsgate has today revealed that Samual Tan and Mackenzie Linz will be playing the District 8 tributes in The Hunger Games movie.
Tan is a Hollywood newcomer, though he’s been in two films in the Phillipines. Lintz is also new to acting.
District 8 specializes in textiles and has at least one factory where Peacekeeper uniforms are made. Two people from District 8, Bonnie and Twill, escaped during one of the uprisings and explained to Katniss about the possibility that District 13 still exists, to which they are fleeing.
In the 74th Hunger Games the male from District 8 dies on the first day. The female tribute died later that night. She made the mistake of building a fire, which allowed the Careers to find her in the dark. Her camp was right next to Katniss. The cannon that signifies a death waited to go off, because the Gamemakers hoped the Careers would find Katniss. Peeta Mellark, who had allied himself with the Careers, caught on and insisted that the girl from District 8 wasn’t dead yet, so he went back to “finish the job”. When the cannon finally sounded, the Careers moved on with Katniss still hidden safely in the tree.
There are now only three sets of tributes to be announced — including Cato and Clove, the tributes from District 2. Both of these characters play bigger roles in the story than many of the other tributes. We’re guessing they will be the last tributes to be announced … but still, not long to go now!