Jennifer Lawrence wins Katniss role – The Hunger Games Movie

| March 17, 2011 | 153 Comments More

It’s finally been decided.  Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence will play Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming The Hunger Games movie.

The 20-year-old actress only came to our attention a year ago when she landed a role in “Winter’s Bone”.

Lawrence was named as the frontrunner earlier in the week and apparently got the offer on Tuesday.  According to The Wrap, the deal closed on Wednesday.

The studio plans the franchise as a trilogy which will include “The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay,” based on the best-selling young adult books by Suzanne Collins.

Lawrence will play the role of Katniss, a girl who joins a survival contest in order to save her community. The story takes place in the future, where teenagers are chosen by lottery to compete to the death in gladiator-like spectacles, the Hunger Games.

Lawrence, who was nominated for best actress for the 2010 “Winter’s Bone,” was one of about 10 actresses seeking the role. They reportedly included two other Oscar nominees: “True Grit’s” Hailee Steinfeld and “Little Miss Sunshine’s” Abigail Breslin.

Chloe Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Roberts, Kaya Scodelario, Emily Browning and Shailene Woodley also were reported to be under consideration.

So what do you think?  Are you happy to finally have a Katniss – and who do you hope will be Peeta?

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  1. Hannah says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WAYYYY TO OLD! i hate her already.

  2. Maaa says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I HATE HER!!!!!
    NO
    NO
    NO
    NO
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WHY NOT KAYA SCODELARIO?!
    JENNIFER IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NO
    NO
    NO
    NO
    NO
    NO
    NO
    NO
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ewa says:

    I feel confused. But she is terrific actress and I’m sure she will be great as Katniss. Stop bullying people!

  4. Nathalie says:

    She isn’t how I imagined Katniss, but having said that I think after hair and make up she could be; hair and eye colour can be changed. The most important thing is that she can act. It would be worse to have someone whose colourings were right but couldn’t portray her character properly, as it is the personality of Katniss that I love, not what she looks like.
    On the issue of age, I think the reason for that could be due to the violence and some adult content of the book. As on previous posts some parents are not happy with their children even reading the book, and I think by increasing the age of the actors and characters in the film that may help? After all the story would still hold the same meaning whether Katniss was 16, 17 or even 25 years old. I can’t say that if Suzanne Collins had written Katniss being 20 years old that would change the way I felt about the book.
    So If Hollywood can transform Lawrence to look like Katniss and she can captivate the essence of her character then I will be happy. Until then I’ll hold judgement.

  5. Nyra says:

    Oh no!!! she is not the Katniss, how I imagined… Why not Kaya?

  6. Allana says:

    NO! WHAT THE HELL!!! it should be Danielle Chuchran!!! she is amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_jw3z68TW0 i cry every time i watch this.
    but in saying that, people can judge by the hair colour. this girl that i want is blonde and she looks amazing. but yeah. i dont want her anyway!

  7. lior says:

    i think shes fine…… but i really want chord overstreet to play peeta….he’d be perfect! and he looks about the same age as jennifer so it works….. i realy like alex pettyfer but he’s not the right guy to play peeta

  8. Hunger games fan says:

    She isn’t exactly how I pictured Katniss, but out of the top 3 they had picked, I think she is the best fit.While I know a lot of people wanted someone younger than her like Hailee, If you have read the epilogue to the last book, Hailee would never seem old enough to fill in the pieces at the end (in my oppinion)
    I think the people are are thinking they do not like the choice right now will be ok once the trailers come out. Now lets see who the othe picks are!!!

  9. Eva says:

    Im actually HAPPY that she will play Katniss! :) And I think that Kaya wasn’t that good anyway… So yeah… Jennifer is a nice girl and stop bullying people!

  10. HGFAN says:

    with makeup and such she could pull it off…not my top choice but finally theyve picked this is awesome news

  11. Sandija says:

    :( why not kaya?

  12. Sandija says:

    peeta could be Aex Pettyfer

  13. Jen says:

    Honestly, I’m just excited they’ve picked someone who can genuinely act. I don’t want someone who naturally fits Katniss physically but can’t get the emotion right!

    Now I’m just hoping they do the same for Peeta, he’s my favorite character in the series, and Alex Pettyfer isn’t a good enough actor to play him in my opinion, Please do right by Peeta!

  14. Nick says:

    Its official im not watching the movie

  15. Erica says:

    UGHHHHH ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS?!?!?! NOOO :( THESE MOIES ARE JUST GONNA SUCK LIKE TWILIGHT NOW…

    Seriously though, a blonde hair and blue eyed girl playing a dark hair brown eyed girl? Um no.

  16. Nyra says:

    If her hair will be brown, and she isn’t eat until the film starts, she can be Katniss… MAYBE

  17. Aylee says:

    Well, I’m glad that it had finally been decided so now we can move on. I will probably grow to like her later on… I mean, it is the casting people’s job to choose the right person and they have a ton of experience so you would think they would know what they were doing. I’ll get over it eventually, I’m sure.

  18. Taylor and Roberta says:

    this sucks balls.. we really wanted someone better, and different… if the wrong people are casted for peeta and katniss then the movie will just suck .. so unless peeta is ALEX PETTYFER, then im not watching the movie

  19. Sarah says:

    I can’t believe they’re not considering the fan base, she’s like a flea stuck to me, I hate her already! Why did they cast her and not a younger, less chipmunk-ish looking kid?

  20. Charity says:

    Well…at least we’re getting an Oscar nominated actress, and not a Kristen Stewart! It’s been difficult to picture anyone filling Katniss’s shoes, but now it’s decided and they can continue with the casting process and get this thing started!!!

  21. Shurley says:

    ALL YOU HATERS JUST STOP BITCHING!!! YOU ARE SO FREAKING ANNOYING!!! STOP IT STOP IT STOP MOTHAFU……..(calm down calm down)

    OKAY JUST STOP SAYING YOU WON’T WATCH THE FREAKING MOVIE BECAUSE IF YOU ARE A TRUE FREAKING FAN THEN YOU KNOW YOU WILL!!! STUPID FREAKING PEOPLE MAN!!!

  22. Jinx says:

    Max Irons would make a good Peeta. He’s cute, likable and there’s something sweet about him. Maybe he’s too old, though.

  23. Hi says:

    Why couldn’t they choose Danielle Chuchran? She is younger and i think she would have fit better in to the role.
    But we’ll see how it goes :)

  24. Anto says:

    WHY?! I don’t like her! she’s like the anti-Katniss! what were they thinking?? they’re ruining everything!! *sad sigh*

  25. Kenia says:

    Ughhh I so didn’t want her to be Katniss. But if she chages her hair and everything else, I guess she will be okay. I’ll admit that i’m slightly disapointed. Ohh well and hopefully she’s a good actress. I care more about how she acts the role of Katniss than how she looks, even though looking the part is kinda important. I hope for the best! (cant’t wait for the movie!)

  26. Iggy says:

    what? Sh’e not Katnis at all…I see Katnis like Melise Jow.

  27. Brian says:

    Those crying “too girly” obviously haven’t seen her work in “Winter Bones”. Also, 20 year olds and older have been playing younger characters for years. Hair and makeup will do wonders. I do hope they darken hair, skin, and eyes to more closely fit the book’s character but she will be fine either way. The story is what really matters to me. Does any one know what level of control/input if any Suzanne Collins was given in casting? Her approval wuold say a lot.

  28. Bettina says:

    I don´t understand this people who are always comlpaning and writing NO, NO and so on. You should be happy that the film is starting and that we finally see “the hunger games” on the big screen! Lionsgate knows what to do, and just writing “NO, I hate her already” and ” No, I want this and that” is nothing usefull!
    I´m very excited about the movie and it doesn´t matter who is picked as Katniss. Jennifer will make a good job! I really can´t wait to see the movie!!!

  29. Caroline M says:

    Alex Pettyfer for Peeta!!!!!
    I don’t know how to spell his last name
    He was the main guy in “Beastly” and “I Am Number Four”
    :DDDDDD

    And btw I’m just glad this isn’t Kristen Stewart DX

  30. Marcia says:

    Katniss was not meant to be blonde haired blue eyed and sure she’s a good actress but there’s only so much makeup can do without looking too fake and I want the real effects. No way!!!!Absolutely not and if they screw up peeta and gale too I may just make my own Hunger Games movie.

  31. callie says:

    IM DEAD MOW. I HATE THE CASTING DIRECTOR. BY THE TIME THEY DO THE FREAKIN 3RD ONE, SHE’LL BE LIKE 27.

  32. HungerGamesFan1 says:

    Nooooo!

  33. Amanda says:

    HORRIBLE DECISION!!! SHE’S A GOOD ACTRESS BUT THE MOVIE IS GOING TO BE BAD NOW BECAUSE SHE IS NOT A GOOD KATNISS! NO OFFENSE TO HER, SHE JUST ISN’T FIT FOR THE ROLE OF KATNISS. :’(

  34. Amanda says:

    And what about the others?! Who’s going to play Peeta or Gale or Prim?!

  35. Truth Teller says:

    Chillax freaks.

    Its a film that YOU know you will see either way. So poof and shut it!

  36. Honestly says:

    I am not a fan of the casting at all…She just was not how I pictured Katniss but she is a great actress so we will have to see…As for Peeta, Alex Pettyfer is not a Peeta…He is too good looking and Peeta needs to be the one that you don’t drool over he has to be the one that you fall in love with for his character…

  37. VALERIE says:

    NOO
    I AM GOING TO CRY!
    LITERALLY

  38. Syd says:

    NOT THE BEST CHOICE, BUT I GUESS WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. BUT I WISH WE DIDNT I WOULD RATHER HAVE KAYA INSTEAD OF HER,SO . IT LEAST ILL GO TO SLEEP TONIGHT KNOWING WHO KATNISS IS. :(

  39. meg says:

    *SCREAM* I hate her thats all im going to say cuz if i was going to explain why i hate her i would run out of room!!!! >:(

  40. Elizabeth M. says:

    ALLANA!!! I SOOOO AGREE WITH YOU!!! WHY SHOULD WE HAVE A 20 YEAR OLD BE A 16 YEAR OLD?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!??!?!??!?! DANIELLE CHUCHRAN SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN HER…… WHY JENNIFER… SHE DOESNT LOOK ANYTHING LIKE HER… NOW I PERSONALLY DONT LIKE HER…. SHE JUST RUINED IT…. AND NOW I HAVE TO SEE IF SHE CAN PULL THIS OFF BECAUSE IF SHE CANT THEN WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER “PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS THE LIGHTNING THIEF”!!! I THOUGHT SINCE DISNEY DIDNT HAVE THE RIGHTS TO IT THE MOVIE WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD… NOW WE HAVE A BLONDE 20 YEAR OLD AS KATNISS!!!GRRR!!! IF SHE PULLS THIS OFF THEN I WONT DISLIKE HER SO MUCH BUT IF SHE DOESNT THEN SHE IS GOING TO BE ON MY LIST OF “ACTORS/ACTRESSES THAT RUINED BOOKS” KIRSTIN STEWART IS ON THT LIST!!!

  41. HGFAN says:

    you guys who are hating shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the acting is important to..kaya looks the part but can she really portray it? with hollywood make up and such she can do it! now shut up haters!shut it!

  42. Elizabeth M. says:

    WAT IF THEY DONT DYE HER HAIR??? WAT IF THEY HAVE A LIGHT SKINNED RUE OR A BRUNETTE PEETA??? OHHHH NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  43. Amber says:

    If they don’t make her hair dark, I am going to be not happy. >.>

  44. Jessica says:

    I think that Jennifer is a good choice. She is a very fine actress and she has the power to portray it and she has the potential to be the next Jodie Foster. And she is famous and well known.

    I think they want Alex Pettyfer for Peeta. The question is, what want Alex. Mortal Instruments or Hunger Games.

  45. Lia says:

    i can kind of live with her i guess………ALEX PETTYFER FOR PEETA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Shannon says:

    I think this was a very smart choice for them to make. Jennifer Lawrence is an amazing actress, is well known and respected in the acting business. This shows how they are really looking to making the movie amazing, not just getting some girl who looks like Katniss but who can’t really act. (Like Kaya or Melise or Danielle)

    They can obviously dye her hair and make her look fit the role, like they do with all other actors in the industry. And 9 times out of 10 an actor plays a role who is much younger than them. It’s not always about how an actor looks, it’s about how well they can act. Yes, they should look like the role that they are playing but there are so many make up artists and people who can make her look anyone like Katniss. But you can’t fake acting. This was so smart for Lionsgate and I’m relieved to see how great the movie is going to be. :)

  47. casey says:

    RE.: The reason of why the dir choose Jennifer, not Kaya…

    The dir should find someone who looks as Katniss as what people depicted on book, right? Obviously no one even thought about Jennifer, besides she’s blonde and looks like city gurl who like to party and hanging around.
    They should find someone who is more edgy, dark and more sceptical one. Kaya Scodelario shud be given a chance to play Katniss Everdeen.

    I am not sure about Kaya’s acting, frankly but I seriously think it is the director’s job to shape and bring out the best of an actress, right?

    I think the dir Gary is too afraid to take the challenge, i guess, that’s why he play safe by choosing an experienced actress.

    Casey

  48. casey says:

    I am actually literally dissappointed with his choice, if it isn’t Alex Peetafer or Gaspard Ulliel, I wouldn’t watch the movie at all

  49. Jane says:

    Doesn’t matter who plays peeta they have already screwed up the movie, let’s just say it’s sad that directors can’t even find an actress that look anything like the book describes katniss. I mean blonde hair really? A 20 year old? A person who looks like they are from the capital no district 13? I was pumped for this movie but now I’m doubting I’m going to waste my money to watch what will turn into a crap movie.

  50. PriSS says:

    I’m sad and angry, very angry 4 the selection =(

  51. Sandija says:

    if kaya isnt katniss then she should be a less important role in the film at least, ?

  52. Meagan says:

    Oh yeah , and Jennifer may not be the perfect person , Kaya I would agree with .. but if no changes are made , you people are going to need ALOT of makeup …….

  53. Dory says:

    They Should Put Alex Pettyfer As Peeta!
    Hotness! :D

  54. Honestly says:

    everyone is complaining about how jennifer lawrence does not look the description of katniss but everyone wants alex pettyfer for peeta who looks nothing like the description of the character either…let me guess most of you are like 16 and just want him in the movie because he is cute and don’t really care that he is not a peeta…

  55. Mar says:

    I think that once they dye Jennifers hair and make her a little more rugid looking, she will be great! They may not even need to give her contacts. Im so glad that they’ve casted Katniss, and I’m sure that the rest of the cast will soon follow! Here is who I feel would make a great cast:

    Peeta: Alex Pettyfer (for now at least)
    Gale: Drew Roy
    Prim: Elle Fanning
    Effie: Kristen Chenoweth
    Haymitch: Hugh Laurie
    Mrs Everdeen: Kate Hudson
    Cinna: Hugh Dancy

    As for the rest of the cast, there are to many people I’m stiil learning of and thinking about!

    By the way, whoever said “Seriously though, a blonde hair and blue eyed girl playing a dark hair brown eyed girl? ” Katniss does not have brown eyes, she has grey eyes, and hair color can be changed within a few hours!

  56. callie says:

    she’s too curvy

  57. lil j says:

    the movie is now ruined

  58. Meagan says:

    You know what ? I agree with you Mar , now that I think of it . She could play the part of Katniss if they dyed her hair and all that .

    BUT ———
    ALEX PETTYFER YOU BITCHES !!!! <3333333

    If not alex , then screw the hunger games… T-T

  59. Syd says:

    YOU GUYS ARE MAD, BUT WE ALL KNOW IT’S ONE OF YOUR FAVE BOOKS, YOUR GONNA SEE IT ANYWAYS, (BUT I THINK SHE’S BAD LUCK CUZ I BROKE MY ARM YESTERDAY)

  60. Fred says:

    NO!
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Fred says:

    If Peeta isn’t Alex Pettyfur, then I am NOT watching it.

  62. kelseeey(; says:

    Although she isn’t what i had in my head, i think jennifer would be great, hair and make up can take care of her appearance, and she is a great actress, i think she could pull of the role.
    Some of you are being hypocritical, because alex pettyfer is also like 20 or something? He’s bloody hot though.

  63. Mar says:

    I think that Jennifer will make a wonderful katniss! it’s alot better that they picked a girl who can actually act but doesnt look just how Katniss is described (which they can fix), rather than casting some untalented girl who looks how everyone imagines Katniss! They can make a person look differently, but true talent is something that is given naturally…………………..

  64. Karen says:

    NOOO WAY! What the hell Jennifer Lawrence? She’s AWFUL for play Katniss. Maybe the other girl who died – i forgot her name – but no Katniss. I’m from Brazil, so excuse me for my English. Credits to the Google Translator, anyway.
    My perfect Katniss is Kaya Scodelario. Team Kaya #forever guys!

  65. Lucas says:

    EXCELLENT! NOW WE CAN HAVE A PEETA WHO IS THIRTY YEAR OLD. IMAGINE WHO WILL BE HAYMITCH.
    OMFG. You are saying that her can dyed her hair and stuff. But she never will be the really Katniss. C’m guys, she is so… ok, she is beautiful. I agree. But Katniss has a different beauty, you know? I guess Jennifer Lawrence haven’t this kind of beauty. Not as pretty, but pretty. I don’t know, the kind that I find in celebration of rich people, perhaps. She isn’t
    Katniss now, never will be for me.
    I agree with you Karen! I’m team Kaya for Katniss. Alex Pettyfer for Peeta.
    End of story. That’s it. #alexpettyferforpeeta #kayascodelarioforkatniss.

  66. elaine says:

    I HATE HER SHE DOESN’T EVEN MATCH THE DESCRIPTION OF KATNISS FROM THE BOOK!!!!! SHE IS TOO OLD AND JUST DON’T MATCH MY EXPECTATIONS OF WHO KATNISS WOULD BE!!!!!!!!!1 :( :( :( :(

  67. elaine says:

    I though that kaya would get the part bcuz she was perfect butno they choose some dumb blonde with no talent well lets hope alex pettyfut bcuz he is smokin hot and matches exactly wat peeta is supposed to be. :(

  68. elaine says:

    TEAM PEETA !!!!!!!1

  69. casey says:

    RE.: I Am 120% in the team of Kaya Scodelario!

    No offense, Jennifer. I don’t know what the heck is going between you and dir. Gary Ross that you get passed for the offer without any hurdle.

    I barely know Kaya but I feel it is not fair for her because she is not even offered a chance to read the script despite over majority choices for her to be Katniss.

    The truth is…you are not naturally matched the Katniss’s face as most people pictured in the book at first place. You’re more seductive, curvy and sexy city gurl type, okay. I’m sure there are plenty of other roles more suitable for you.

    But definitely not Katniss Everdeen. From the beginning till now, only Kaya Scodelario is Katniss Everdeen. No others.

    Casey

  70. casey says:

    Pettyfer aka Peetafer is the only one for Peeta Mellark!
    While Gaspard Ulliel for Gale Hawthorne!

    I AM SO NOT WATCHING THE MOVIE IF WITHOUT EM!

    Casey

  71. Lucas says:

    I saw Skins because Kaya Scodelario was the star of them. She act so well. People are saying that she can’t act, but YES, SHE CAN. Have you ever seen Skins? She’s perfect for the role, everybody says that.
    Kaya will be on the new Whutering Heights, playing Cathy, the principal role. She won the role that Natilie Portman were acting! And are people saying that she can’t act? WIKIPEDIA IS THERE. Search for Kaya Scodelario and see, guys.
    For who don’t read my comment above, I’m team Scodelario for Katniss and Pettyfer for Peeta.
    Not only because they look like the characters, but because they perform as well as any other.
    I will watch this movie, it’s my favorite book. But I’ll be very disappointed with the actors, I’m sure.
    #kayascodelarioforkatniss #alexpettyferforpeeta.

  72. Mar says:

    Everyone that is saying “Kaya should play Katniss” or “Team Kaya” it’s too late now! So I think ya’ll should just stop complaining and accept the fact that KAYA IS NOT KATNISS!!! Maybe they will pick her for another role but, Katniss is already casted. With Jennifer casted I think we will have a great Katniss!

  73. Lucas says:

    Yeah Mar, you’re right. But I can’t see Jennifer Lawrence in this role. And it’s good to see that almost everybody agree with me. I’m team Kaya for Katniss because in my imagination she will be Katniss Everdeen no matter what. Now, there is people who are saying that Hunter Parrish is Peeta. This make me angry. But Alex Pettyfer will be Peeta Mellark no matter what for me.
    I may be being a little immature when I keep saying that Kaya should be Katniss, but I still have hope that the director, I don’t know, reconsiders? That would be really great.

  74. Karen says:

    This is what I expected from the movie

  75. casey says:

    Re.: MESSAGE FOR MAR

    What on your nerves actually about Team Kaya or Kaya should play Katniss ? Mar, I think it’s because somewhere in your conscience you know it is true about what we are saying here,

    YOU, MAR ON THE STAGE OF DENIAL….

  76. casey says:

    RE.: MESSAGE FOR LUCAS

    It is strange you know, Lucas. I never seen the movie Skins but I believe in every word you said about Scodelario.
    I don’t know, there’s something about her eyes, hypnotizing,.. (this one im sure that Jennifer doesn’t have)

    ‘ JENNIFER ( I know you hear me) YOU MAY LIE THROUGH YOUR ACTING BUT NOT YOUR EYES…

    As for now I have pieces of Kaya’s scenes as Katniss almost everyday, everywhere ..with Peeta (aka. Pettyfer) scenes SO SURREALLLLLLLLLL, I don’t know what’s real what’s not anymore…

    Please, Lucas get me out of this system, never stop writing to Debra Zane Casting Co. for what you believe in, Kaya for #kayascodelarioforkatniss #alexpettyferforpeeta.

    With all my prayers for you..
    Casey

  77. casey says:

    RE: STEP UP! TEAM KAYA

    IT IS NOT TOO LATE (the film-shooting will only starts on APRIL and they not even got all the cast and crew finalized yet) so keep on writing to the casting co. (below address).

    Debra Zane Casting
    The Hunger Games Submission
    5225 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 536
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    SHOW THEM WHAT YALL THINK.
    THERE IS A CHANCE THEY MIGHT RECONSIDER, FIGHT FOR IT !

    ‘#kayascodelarioforkatniss #alexpettyferforpeeta.’ FOREVER…

    Casey

  78. Fab says:

    Everyone’s mentioning her hair, but where are the people mentioning her skin? Katniss has an olive-skin tone and Lawrence is fair-skinned. I’m really confused by this casting. Did the director or casting people even glance at the book? It’s great they picked someone who can act, and possibly carry the hardships of the Games, but she looks so far from how Katniss is suppose to look. When I see the film I’ll just see a Scarlett Johansson clone trying to play a sixteen year old, olive-skinned toned girl. This makes no sense.

  79. Lucas says:

    A lot of people said that, when I talk of Kaya, my eyes are shining. I don’t know if they are right, but but when I saw she and the guys of Skins acting, I was, like, “OMG, I’m in love with this”.
    I don’t dislike Jennifer, but Katniss is Kaya for me. It’s simple to understand. There are things that never will change, and this is one of them.
    I don’t care if people think I’m stupid when I say that I think Kaya Scodelario prettier than Jennifer Lawrence. Some say “I agree with you” and others say, ‘You’re crazy, Jennifer is much prettier. “Each has their opinion, and I will not change it, as they will not change mine.
    When I read the book, the first person I thought it would be Katniss was Alexandra Daddario. But as the story develops, I realized that Kaya was as perfect as Alexandra. And after that, Kaya is the Katniss for me.
    I know I’ve said this before, but that’s my belief. What can I do? I’m a fan of Miss Scodelario.

  80. Karen says:

    Lucas, you are very cute. *-*

  81. Lucas says:

    Oh.. thanks. :)

  82. Mar says:

    Actually, Casey I am not in denial. I think that you are much more in denial than I. I will say that Kaya is a good actress, but she is not going to be Katniss. Lucas I completely understand what you said about Kaya always being Katniss in your mind, and I will say that Jennifer is not exactly what I pictured Katniss looking like either! So I feel like we should all just accept that Jennifer will be Katniss for the movie, no matter who Katniss is in our minds………….

  83. I says:

    TO: Lucas
    U R CUTE!!! :) It’s so awsome how u talk about Kaya. She’s ahhhhhhmazing! Haven’t seen her in Skins but I totally believe u.
    Alex Pettyfer is the most hawt,cute,adorable Peeta ever! Luv it when he whips his hair. :D
    (u could be Mr.Scodelario if u don’t hav a girlfriend or anything. . .)

    I
    PS.My name is actually Hannah. I had intened on my username to be I<3PEETA, but it must hav not worked.

  84. I says:

    TO:Casey
    Wouldn’t it be soooo much better if they actually let a few super fans decide to pick the cast!(or at least help)
    Kaya Scodelario=dark, mysterious, beautiful, wonderful, fierce, firey =Katniss Everdeen
    Alex Pettyfer=musclar, HOT,SMOKEN HOT, beautiful, protective look
    =Peeta Mellark

    I don’t like Jennifer at all. Looks like a curvy chipmunk! (no offense)

    FROM: Hannah :D

  85. I says:

    TO:Meagan
    U r super strong with your beliefs. . . i like that. By the way don’t listen to Nick. He’s a boy. How would he know how it feels to get really attached to a guy.(even a famous one)

    FROM:Hannah ;)

  86. pedro says:

    I SAY WE BOYCOTT THE FILM AND BUY THE BOOTLEG VERSION INSTEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. pedro says:

    kaya scodelario will be katniss in my heart and in many other real fans hearts as well no matter what Hollywood says, so unless they do something to make up for the poor casting choice i will not be watching this in theaters. in my opinion Kaya is a far better Katniss than this Jeniffer Lawrence girl who got picked just because she won an Oscar, the role is made for Kaya, and then the ignorant casting director just goes and completely disregards both talent and appearance. I hope you other fans agree.

  88. casey says:

    Hannah, you take words out my mouth and I think if you will make a friggin’ good writer in you. Btw, are you studying literature? Perhaps you can consider being writer in future. I’ll be your first reader  Remember the first scene behind the garbage where Peeta offered the burnt bread to Katniss?all the way he is Alex Pettyfer in my mind and Kaya with her scrawny skinny full of dirt face (not the chipmunk face like Jennifer  no hardfeeling) staring at him with little skepticism but eventually grabbed the burnt bread away from his hand.. omg! the chemistry is SO PALPABLE! Can feel em before the movie’s out!
    Sound crazy but at least I am so being of what I’m thinking!
    I even think about the theme song, ‘We Are Broken’ by Paramore..:-) for the couple!

    Casey

  89. casey says:

    I AM OFFICIALLY BOYCOTT THE HUNGER GAMES MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’M DONE WITH IT. FIRST THEY CAST THE WRONG CHIPMUNK CITY BLONDE FOR KATNISS, NOW THE STUPID DIRECTOR THE WRONG ONE FOR PEETA?

    GUESS WHO? HUNTER PARISH OR JOSH HUTCHERSON.
    YUCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK TO BOTH OF THEM SUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

    PEETAFER IS OFFICIALLY OUT FROM LIST (I SAW THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SITE)

    I’M OFFICIALLY DONE TO SUZANNE COLLINS WORKS AND ALL GARY ROSS GROSSSS MOVIE!

    BUT THANKS TO ALL TEAM KAYA WITH ALEX PETTYFER. PERHAPS WE’LL SEE EM IN OTHER MOVIE. WHO KNOWS? BOTH OF THEM ARE BRITISH. MAY BE IN SOME WORTHY TO WATCHED UK MOVIE. THEY ARE SO PALPABLE.

    LUCAS, KEEP ON TRYING SENDING YOUR RECOMMENDATION FOR KAYA AND ALEX, MAY BE FOR OTHER UK’S MOVIE SINCE YOU’RE BIG FAN OF KAYA.

    AND THANKS FOR YOUR LATEST UPDATE OF KAYA, HER PRINCIPAL ROLE.

    CASEY

  90. casey says:

    OKAY, NOW I BEGAN TO SUSPECT ONE OF THE REASON GARY ROSS DIDN’T CAST OUR FAVE, BECAUSE BOTH OF EM UK ACTORS.

    RACIST!

  91. casey says:

    DROPPP DEAD SUZANNE COLLINS AND STUPID DIR GARY ROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. Lucas says:

    Could I be the Mr Scodelario? She has boyfriend, lucky guy anyway.
    But, who don’t want to be her boyfriend? She is so beautiful and perfect.
    I started reading this book when I finished with my girlfriend. I was so bad, but I think that was the best thing I did.
    So, if Kaya likes boys with black hair, gray eyes and dancer of street dance, she can look me up (;
    And if the reason for Ross has not put the two in the movie is that they are from the UK, I am more disappointed yet.

  93. I says:

    TO:Casey
    How could u tell I like to write. Been wanting to be an author since birth!(hope that doesn’t sound weird) But sadly I am not studying literature. :( I am working on a book based on a dream that I had, but it’s gonna be tuff. LUV WRITING! :D

    What is their problem? Can’t they hear the gazzilions of fans who want Pettyfer????? They are picking a horrible cast!

    Hunter Parrish: Not cute enough! Is not how I pictured Peeta AT ALL! :(
    Josh Hutcherson: Are they trying to kill us?(because it’s working) :( :(

    UK actors rock! Look super awsome and are super talented! :)
    What can u have against them???????

  94. I says:

    TO:Pedro
    I agree! :D

  95. I says:

    TO: Lucas
    By the desciption u gave me it sounds like you and Kaya would make a cute couple.(anyways boyfriends come and go)
    Reading these books was one of my best choices. I have read many other ones but this by far is my favorite! :D

    PS. Sorry but. . . what is street dancing?????

  96. Karen says:

    Street dance here in Brazil is a popular type of dance. I can’t describe this for you because I don’t know this so well.
    And Lucas, are you from Brazil? I’m brazilian (;

  97. Lucas says:

    I live in Brazil, but I’m from Portugal. This is the reason for my bad english.
    Hannah, Street dances are dances that evolve between people in a social environment, although it cannot be always determined as to how they actually do evolve between people. In theory, as one person comes up with a move that apparently looks good to another person, that other person tries to copy that move. – by my fav site, Wikipedia of course.
    Just one more things. WOOA imagine me and Kaya together? Only in dreams, unfortunately.

  98. pedro says:

    hannah,
    if not kaya, who would you pick to be katniss.

  99. Sam says:

    She is not how i thought katniss would would look like!!! nothing like it!!

  100. Kayla says:

    UURRGH! i didnt want her either,
    seriosuly. Jennifer in my thoughts, just doesnt fit. AT ALL !

    And Pedro. If not Kaya I’d Pick Caitlin Stasey. Google Her. shes a Katniss all over :D
    since we have a kinda idea who katniss & peeta are :
    i wanna know who.
    Gale,
    Haymitch,
    Prim,
    Finick,
    Johanna,
    Beetee,
    Wiress,
    Snow,
    Coin,
    Plutarch & the rest of them are. URRGH> i cant wait another year for this movie. its killing me already ! :L

  101. Kayla says:

    Pedro. AGREED :D
    Sorry Suzanne. you got to fix up the the cast. its just not right. sorry. x

  102. casey says:

    HOPE SEEPING BACK!!!! ALEX PETTYFER IS STILL ON THE LIST FOR FRONT RUNNERS OF PEETA ROLE. HIS CLOSE CONTENDERS HUNTER PARISH AND JOSH HUTCHERSON.

    http://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/24/2748092/the-hobbit-finally-starts.html
    TEAM PEETAFER, WRITE TO SUPPORT HIM.

    Casey

  103. casey says:

    WHY ALEX PETTYFER IS THE BEST PEETA MELLARK?

    ALEX PETTYFER IS THE BEST FOR PEETA MELLARK. WE ALL GURLS KNOW WELL HE IS SUCH A NEXT DOOR GUY WHOM WE CAN FANTASIED FOR ROMANCE STORY. HE’S BLONDE WITH PERFECT ABS. HIS ACTING SURPASSES THE TWO CONTENDERS, JOSH HUTCHERSON AND HUNTER PARISH.

    DON’T FORGET, WE NEED AN ACTOR WHO WELL-VERSED WITH GOOD AND BAD SIDE. REMEMBER, AT ONE CHAPTER WHERE PEETA TURNS BAD DUE TO LOSS MEMORY, HE TRIED TO STRANGLE KATNISS??

    DO YOU THINK JOSH OR HUNTER ABLE TO PULL OFF SUCH ACTION? ONLY ALEX PETTYFER CAN. GRIPPING BUT IN THE END OF DAY, WE STILL LOVE HIM……

    JOSH HUTCHERSON THOUGH LOOKS AS WHAT THEY PICTURED IN BOOK, BUT HE IS NOT INTRIGUING AT ALL FOR ROMANCE ELEMENT AND LOOK WAY TOO OLD FOR JENNIFER LAWRENCE.

    WHILE HUNTER PARISH, LOOKS MAY BETTER THAN JOSH, BUT HE MORE SUITABLE FOR SOCIAL NETWORK CAST.

    BE ALEX PETTYFER FOR PEETA MELLARK OR I AND MY GAZALLIONS FRIENDS (PETTYFER’S FANS) WILL BOYCOTT THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FOREVER

    HOPE THEY BE WISE THIS TIME :-)

  104. Eva says:

    JENNIFER LAWRENCE AND ALEX PETTIFER WOULD MAKE A PERFECT KATNISS AND PEETA!!!

  105. Eva says:

    BTW I was just saying… :D :)

  106. I says:

    TO:Lucas & Karen
    I’m from America if u haven’t already guessed. I <3 Hip Hop!!!!!!!!
    Sooooooo much fun!!!!!!!
    Street dancing sounds cool. :) Wish I could see it.
    Dreams can come true. . .

  107. I says:

    TO:Pedro
    Not sure haven’t really looked at anyone else besides Kaya.
    Sorry :(

  108. I says:

    TO:Casey
    THAT’S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! I WAS SCARED FOR A SECOND THERE.
    LUV ALEX PEETAFUR
    LUV PEETA MELLARK
    TOGETHER. . . NOW THATS JUST WELL AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  109. I says:

    Why Alex Pettyfer is the BEST Peeta Mellark??????
    He has the Peeta look! He can soooooo do romance! He can also be violent! He can be kind! He’s what most of the girls want! He’d look best on a Team Peeta t-shirt! He is super cute! Can be protective! He’s just plain perfect!

    And if u say that he can’t be the boy next door type. . . he can be! Even if he was a total bad boy that’s why they call it acting! They wouldn’t get paid if they couldn’t act! duhhhhh!

    Hunter Parrish is just not the two in one package. He may be able to act all nice and sweet, but him gripping Katniss’s throat. I don’t think so!

    Josh Hutcherson is cute but lets face it he looks nothing like Peeta. Also can’t see him in the strangling buisness.

    ALEX PETTYFER FTW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  110. I says:

    TO: Eva
    I will actually watch the movie if they cast Alex Pettyfer as Peeta.

  111. I says:

    I was just thinking this but isn’t it funny that theres a subject comment thing on this site for Alex Pettyfer but not for Hunter or Josh. HAHA just a thought! :)

  112. Lucas says:

    Hannah, when you say “Dreams can come true. . .” I imagine me and Kaya here in Rio de Janeiro. ((:
    But, yeah, street dance is so good.
    Since we’re talking about street dance on the website of Hunger Games, is a coincidence that I started dancing when I started reading the book. You know, things people do to forget some other things. It was a way to keep the mind busy. It worked, actually works today.

  113. Lucas says:

    I only have two options for Katniss. – Kaya Scodelario, of course, and Alexandra Daddario, though she is much more unlikely that Scodelario.
    You might have guessed my reaction when I saw that Jennifer was confirmed. Learning to accept the decision so far, but it is hard to believe that she had chosen.

  114. Lucas says:

    Well, I think that Alex Pettyfer has to be Peeta because he is Peeta Mellark. He is what most closely approximates the character according to the book and, although I sometimes imagine myself in the role of Peeta – let me imagine myself with Kaya ok?-, he is my favorite to the movie.
    I saw him in I Am Number Four and he’s very good, as good as Hunter Parrish and Josh.
    I think Parrish is a great actor too, only it does not fit the movie. Just can’t see him in the role.
    Honestly, I think Josh CAN’T BE Peeta. It is not possible to do this to us. It make the movie be a piece of shit. Seriously, don’t do this to us. SERIOUSLY.
    The only one who I imagine in this role, taking the few times I have experienced myself, was Alex Pettyfer. Not because he is gorgeous, have a great abs, among other things that girls talk, but because he is already Peeta for a lot of people. Including for me.

  115. Kayla says:

    Casey your absolutely right,
    Alex is Peeta but Jennifer as Katniss? i dont think so. just doesnt make sence AT ALL!
    Kaya as Katniss and Alex as Peeta Would be PERFECT!

    x

  116. pedro says:

    if not Kaya Scodelario, i would have picked Hailee Steinfeld, shes a great actress, shes pretty, and she actually looks a bit like Katniss unlike this Jennifer Lawrence girl.

  117. I says:

    Bad Peeta People: Perfect Peeta Person:
    Evan Peters? Alex Pettyfer!!!!!!!!!!
    Alexander Ludwig?
    Lucas Till?
    Hunter Parrish?
    Josh Hutcherson?
    Liam Hemsworth?

    :( :)

  118. I says:

    Please say their not going to ruin both the lead roles. . .

    Alex Pettyfer for PEETA!!!

  119. I says:

    Lucas, yeah when i was done with the Hunger Games i had nothing to do for daaaaaaaaaays. I was so happy to find the Maximum Ride series. But i read through them to quickly and now I’m back to nothing to do.

    Alexandra Daddario does look like Katniss, but I’m still a little upset over her being in Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief :( She isn’t blonde.

  120. pedro says:

    word, they destroyed the Lightning Thief when they made the movie, as a movie i enjoyed it, but as an adaptation i did not like it at all.

  121. Lucas says:

    I agree with you, Pedro. I saw the movie first and then read the book. I was very disappointed.
    Hope Hunger Games not follow that path.

  122. pedro says:

    Alexandra does look a bit like katniss [features] but shes too old, and i dont see her playing the role.

  123. Lucas says:

    I wish see Kaya in this role.

  124. pedro says:

    its obvious that collins doesnt have as much power as gary and has to agree with his shenanigans.

  125. mik says:

    i cannot believe they didn’t even give kaya a chance to play katniss. she’s go to much talent and she was the katniss i pictured from when i read the book. instead, they casted this BLONDE, BROWN EYED, girl to play katniss. and really, she’s go to lose a few pounds cause katniss is really skinny.

    I AM SO ANGRY.

  126. Lucas says:

    I agree again. (:

  127. I says:

    I agree they totally did not follow The Lightning Theif movie by the book. :( But it was a pretty good movie in general though.
    Wish kaya fans and alex fans had a say. Actors they r looking at are way to old. Most of them don’t even look like the characters. I would rather have unknowns then these people!!!! (but my first choices r always kaya and alex)

  128. pedro says:

    :D smiley face

  129. i hate jennifer lawrence says:

    NOOOOOO I HATE THIS!!! I seriously think that she is WAY TOO OLD!!! i mean when i was reading the hunger games, i ALWAYS imagined kaya scodelario as katniss but now they went and ruined it for me!! i hate it already! you have no idea how MAD i am >:((((( i wannna cry!! I HATE JENNIFER LAWRENCE AS KATNISS!!! she is not pretty enough either! UGH!!! i hate this!!! Kaya for Katniss!

  130. Nicole says:

    Ok if shes playin katniss she better die her hair look younger nd get colored contacts!!! Gosh i hate her

  131. Veronica says:

    The Casting producers have just disappointed the majority of the people looking forward to this movie. We’re not saying Jennifer can’t act. There is a good chance she can. However, we thought that Kaya would best fit the role. She has the look AND the talent. I have no idea how the people behind the movie failed to see that.

  132. Marina says:

    NO! Kaya Scodelario or Danielle Chuchran would do a better job than her. Danielle even did some shorts of the movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_jw3z68TW0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDoJQIcfTQA

    And for Peeta: Alex Pettyfer

  133. Aly says:

    She DOES NOT look like Katniss.
    :( :(

  134. Laurel says:

    Oh no. Not her. Not the Katniss I have pictured. She does not look like Katniss. I think that Danielle Churchran. She I agree with. Not Jenifer Lawrence. All though i hope the movie is good. I hope so. But they haven ruined the movie already for me. I bet that it wont be good like the book. Oh well.

  135. TheHob says:

    I think she will be great. At first I was hesitant, but look at what Hollywood can do. They could totally transform her into what Katniss looks like. Also, it’s more important that she can get Katniss’ personality right as an actress, rather than make sure she looks identical to her. Hollywood can make her look like Katniss, but they can’t make good acting. Katniss’ personality is very mature and unique and it would be difficult for a inexperienced actor to try and portray it. Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for a Oscar, so I think she was a great pick.

  136. Hunger games fan maddie says:

    I personally think that Nina dobrev from the vampire diaries would have been perfect for the role of Katniss Everdeen, she is an AMAZING actress and has the brown hair and everything. Jennifer Laurence is all wrong for the part. NINA DOBREV!

  137. katniss says:

    i think Jennifer Lawrence is the perfect actress for Katniss Everdeen. have you seen her picture entertainment weekly? she looks just like Katniss with brown hair.

  138. katniss says:

    everyone who says she is stupid i think you are stupid

  139. Hailey says:

    NOO! Shes to old! I think a better katniss wouldve been the girl from twilgiht who was a newborn vampire but got killed in eclipse. She’d be aweosme at it!

  140. PEETA! says:

    She’s going to be AWESOME!

  141. Krissie says:

    I agree that Jennifer Lawrence will make a terrible Katniss. The fact that she looks older takes away from the fact that children are killing children in the Hunger Games, which was sort of the whole point to the books. To everyone who agrees with me, DON’T SEE THE MOVIE. If we don’t support it, they will hopefully do badly at the boxoffice and do a remake with a new cast. If you don’t believe in how they’ve done the movie, show them.

  142. zahra says:

    Blonde? Blue eyes?
    That doesn’t match Katniss’s description at all !!
    WHAT IS THIS?

  143. nicole says:

    WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!?!?!?!?! IT SHOULD BE EMMA ROBERTS!!!! WHAT THE HELL WHAT THE HELL WHAT THE HELL!!!!!!!!!! SHE DOES NOT (AT ALL) DESERVE TO KISS A GUY LIKE JOSH HUTCHERSON!!!!!!!! THAT SHOULD BE EMMA ROBERTS!!!!!!!!!! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

  144. Destyny says:

    Wooow Lameeee ! Hah … My Friend Trevor Said She Was Fineeee .. :P

  145. A H Devin says:

    She’s too beautiful in a Barbie doll kind of way. She looks too old too, but I think she did a good job on the movie. But it would’ve been better to see less known actors like Kaya Scodelario or Saoirse Ronan. They’re totally fit for the role.

  146. katnissfan1 says:

    jennifer is perfect as katniss everdeen and shes the coolest actress ever i dont what your all mad about jennifer rocks!:)im her biggest fan always you guys alexandra is nothing like katniss and shes too old to play her she is not a the right person to play katniss at all Jennifer is Awesome and shes best actress ever Go jennifer but i do love the lightning thief movie its good movie but alexandra ruined it when she kissed logan :’( i still love the movie but my favorite movie the hunger games :)its a great movie i dont see why you guys are hating on jennifer shes a very talented actress and shes the best actress im the hunger games biggest fan always

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