Lionsgate has announced that Stanley Tucci will play Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games movie. It will be a chance for Tucci to channel his inner Ryan Seacrest when he takes on the charismatic (but somewhat smarmy) interviewer who speaks to the Tributes on national television before they go into the Hunger Games. Flickerman is famous for his radical appearance, always seeking out the positive and looking younger than his age.
Here’s the press release:
Lionsgate and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES are pleased to announce that Stanley Tucci (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE LOVELY BONES) has been cast in the role of Caesar Flickerman in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel.
Caesar Flickerman is utterly familiar to all the citizens of Panem as the l host of the Hunger Games. Known for his outrageous appearance and buoyant personality, his upbeat interviews of the 24 tributes – a boy and a girl from each of the country’s 12 districts – are presented on every television in the nation. He is famous for turning any conversation around to the positive and finding humor in even the most dire circumstances.
Are you guys fans of Tucci? How do you think he’ll shape up in The Hunger Games?