Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A look at Official Other Characters Cast

Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen
This fresh face will work perfectly with Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss's li'l sister. While the actress has little experience, Willow looks beyond the part. Case in point, in the books Katniss describes Prim's face "as fresh as a raindrop, as lovely as the primrose for which she was named." Nailed it with this one!

Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket
This is hands down our favorite casting! Well, that is until we hear about Haymitch. Funny and talented, Banks has already started running lines via Twitter and is excited for her sassy role as Effie. Her character—super OCD-like—works closely with Katniss and Peeta to get them ready for the Games. Elizabeth will be working even more charm than she did inSeabiscuit, we are so sure.

Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane
The hunk is one of the not-so-new actors joining the Hunger crew. He has played in some pretty big flicks, including Ghost Rider, Jonah Hex, The Four Feathers and, duh, American Beauty. He will play the role of the head gamemaker for the 74th Hunger Games, where he'll make life hell for Katniss and Peeta.

Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen
Paula is one of the bigger names we are thrilled to see join the cast! Maybe you recognize her from Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica? We have no doubt that Paula will rock 'n' roll her way through the part of Katniss' put-upon Mommy Everdeen!

Amandla Stenberg as Rue
Los Angeles born and raised, Amandla's name means "power" in Zulu, and that's exactly what we hope she will bring to her role as the District 11 tribute and Katniss ally. She's appeared in a few films but is for sure considered a Hollywood newbie.

Dayo Okeniyi as Thresh
Raised in Lagos, this actor took Los Angeles by storm just last year and has quickly landed his first studio film. Before nabbing the supporting (and important) role as District 11's male tribute, Dayo played the lead in the upcoming indie horror flick Slew Hampshire.

Jacqueline Emerson as Foxface
Playing the sly and clever tribute from District 5 should be no feat for Emerson, who had one big voiceover casting in the TV series Father of the Pride. Ironically though, Emerson's character says not one word in the book. Will she get some lines?

Chris Mark: District 5 Tribute
Enter another stunt master! Mark has done stunt work in several successful productions: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Kick-Ass, and the TV movie Path to 9/11. He is also a frequent double on the hit TV series Nikita, but we're sure his part as a District 5 tribute in The Hunger Games will be taking some major precedence for now.

Leven Rambin as Glimmer
Rambin's District 1 tribute has one of the most crucial roles, at least in the first book. A bigger name than the rest of the fresh faces, Leven has had recurring roles on One Tree Hill, Wizards of Waverly Place, CSI: Miami, Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy. From TV to the big screen, the babe is talented and fabulously beautiful.

Jack Quaid as Marvel
Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan's son is set to play District 1's male tribute, and this will be Jack's on-screen debut. Needless to say, mini Quaid has loads to prove on the professional and home fronts with both his parents having successful acting careers. Marvel is a rather thuggish character in the book, giving Jack some rough edges to play with. Good luck to him!

Kara Peterson: District 6 Tribute
One in the big handful of professional stunt doubles Lionsgate has cast as Hunger Games tributes, Kara will be taking on her role with some serious gymnastics, Russian swing, high falls and bungee skills under her belt. The brown-eyed gal is absolutely gorgeous and will make one pretty District 6 tribute pairing with Ashton Moio.

Ashton Moio: District 6 Tribute
The unnamed male tribute is just as mysterious as Moio's acting career. While the young actor has taken on stunt roles in Red Riding Hood, The Longest Yard and The Ring Two, we'd like to see some hard-hitting acting chops before we can yay or nay the casting.
But since it is a small part in a huge movie series, maybe this is the first professional step for the young stud muffin.

Mackenzie Lintz: District 8 Tribute
Lintz will play the other half of the District 8 tribute pair—along with Samuel Tan's character—and let's just wish them the very best of luck in the 74th Hunger Games, 'k?

Tara Macken: District 4 Tribute
Way more experienced than her district counterpart, Macken has worked on a list of movies recently including the upcoming Spy Kids 4 and The Lincoln Lawyer. She was, of course, a stunt double. Oh, and look for Tara's character to get a little extra-special screen-time with Peeta, right?

Ethan Jamieson: District 4 Tribute
Congrats to this young'un, who just landed his first film role. The freckled-faced kid has no experience aside from his 2010 gig in a small TV movie, The Rusty Bucket Kids: Lincoln, Journey to 16 and his 2009 role as Kid No. 2 on one episode of One Tree Hill.

Kalia Prescott: District 3 Tribute
A black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Prescott has joined a cast of stunt double professionals with her powerful kicks. Her character, however, is more on the emotional side during one specific part in the series (you remember, fans?). Kalia better get her tears in order—as well as those kicks!

Ian Nelson: District 3 Tribute
The cute, green-eyed Nelson landed the role of District 3's tech junkie, whose nerd-skills comes in very handy during the Games. While he's not an A-lister just yet, Ian definitely has the cutesy potential to turn some heads in Hollywood.

Stanley Tucci: Caesar Flickerman

Tucci, an Italian American,was born in Peekskill, New York, he attended SUNY Purchase, and completed his B.F.A. degree after four years in the school's Conservatory of Theatre Arts.


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