In the who should play who game of casting The Hunger Games movie, it’s been pointed out time and again by fans of the book, that the youngest tribute in the Hunger Games is most likely black. Finally, those in the industry are starting to ask the question about how important is it (or not) that Rue (and probably Thresh) be played by an African American?
Entertainment Weekly asks if, in the world of Panem, race matters? Personally I don’t think race ever matters, but I hope the movie sticks as close as possible to the Hunger Games book. Rue is clearly described as having “satiny brown skin” and therefore so should the person who gets the role. EW puts forward Willow Smith as a possible choice for the part. We’d love to hear what you think.