While Elizabeth Banks might have been confirmed today as taking on the role of Effie Trinket in the upcoming The Hunger Games movie, there’s a new round of rumors about who else will be joining the cast.
The Vulture says they’ve heard that offers have gone out to a number of talented actors most notably Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz. Vulture says Harrelson’s been offered the role of Head Gamemaker, Seneca Crane, of the 74th Hunger Games.
They go onto report:
Also said to be receiving Hunger Games offers: Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz, though exactly which roles they’ve been offered is, for now, still unclear. One can imagine that after starring as the aesthetically obsessed art director Nigel in The Devil Wears Prada, Tucci would make for an excellent Cinna; then again, he’s so imperious, Tucci could be a great President Snow, too. And as to Kravitz’s involvement, we’re at a loss, but we’ll keep you posted.
Personally I think collider.com is more on the money. Of Tucci and Kravitz being considered for roles in The Hunger Games they say:
The stylist Cinna is pretty much a younger version of Tucci’s character in The Devil Wears Prada, but Tucci is too old to play the character as written. I think he’d make a great Caeser Flickerman, the flamboyant yet canny television interviewer. Perhaps you’d prefer to see Tucci play the reptilian villain President Snow. Hell, Tucci would make a great Haymitch if things don’t work out with Reilly. Wherever they plug him in, Tucci is a great addition.
Kravitz is also a viable contender for Cinna, I suppose. But I picture him as fellow stylist Flavius, “a man with orange corkscrew locks who wears purple lipstick.” That was Kravitz’s go-to style in 1997.
So what do you think? I think Harrelson would make a brilliant Seneca Crane or President Snow. We’d love to hear how you see any of these actors in the movie.